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El Paso, Texas (U.S.)

El Paso County

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[Flag of El Paso, Texas] located by Valentin Poposki, 1 November 2005

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Description of the flag

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Until June of 1948, El Paso did not have a flag, official or unofficial. During that year a Resolution was passed creating an official flag, however the one manufactured in 1948 and displayed until 1950 was not in conformance with the Resolution. It rather resembled the design of the State Seal encircled by the words "City of El Paso, Texas".

The need for a new city flag was brought to light in 1960 by a group of Girl Scouts who wanted to embroider a flag for their City as a project, making it as specified by the City Council in 1948. To correct the error, the City Council had a flag designed and created, patterned after the emblem which was sealed in the cornerstone of the old City Hall, erected in 1899 and demolished in 1959. Due to the complex design, the girl scouts did not embroider the flag and it was machine made by a specialist. It was officially adopted by the City Council on March 29, 1962. The significance of the colors and symbols incorporated into the Official Flag of the City of El Paso are:

  1. Golden-Yellow Richness of sunny climate
  2. Yellow-Green Hope, good fortune and vitality
  3. Silver Faith
  4. White Purity
  5. Blue Sincerity
  6. Red-Purple Fellowship, warmth and shelter
  7. Olive branches Peace, Plenty & land of promise
  8. Wheat Staffs Abundance of produce
  9. Grapes and vines Fertile land
  10. Radiant Sun Superb climate
  11. Star El Paso's pride in being a part of the "Lone Star State"".
Valentin Poposki, 1 November 2005

NAVA shows this flag with a brown disk (instead of pink).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 February 2008

Previous flag

[Previous Flag of El Paso, Texas] image by Rob Raeside, 5 December 2014

Based on research by John Purcell, and published in American City Flags, El Paso had an earlier flag:

FORMER FLAGS: El Paso 1948-1960
"adopted its first flag on 17 June 1948. The ordinance of adoption specifies its design: Now therefore, be it resolved that the official flag of the city of El Paso shall be a light blue field with the seal of the City in gold in or near the center thereof. The flag was manufactured in a 5:8 ratio, but instead of the official seal of the city, the manufacturer used what was termed a city "crest", which was really the seal of the State of Texas with the city's name on a ring around it."
Ben Cahoon, 5 December 2014

The flag above is the flag as it was made. If the flag were to be made as intended by the text quoted, it would look more like the image below.
Rob Raeside, 5 December 2014

[Previous Flag of El Paso, Texas] image by Rob Raeside, 5 December 2014