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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 August 2010
The flag of the Borough of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, consists of a red field with the borough seal on the hoist and seven blue-white horizontal stripes on the rest of the flag, representing seven wards of the borough. It was adopted 14.06.1991, and the designer was Mildred Crane. Information and image of the flag thanks to Ginny Takach, Borough of Pottstown.
About the borough:
"Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Reading, on the Schuylkill River. Pottstown was laid out in 1752-53 and named Pottsgrove in honor of its founder, John Potts. The old name was abandoned at the time of the incorporation as a borough in 1815. In 1888, the limits of the borough were considerably extended. Pottstown is the center of a productive farming and dairying region. In the past, its iron and steel interests were very extensive. There were large rolling mills, furnaces, nail works, textile mills, bridge works, agricultural-implement works, boiler and machine shops, foundries, and manufactories of bricks, silks, shirts, hosiery, etc. The population was 21,859 at the 2000 census." - from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottstown,_Pennsylvania.
Official borough website: www.pottstown.org.
Valentin Poposki, 28 November 2009