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Société historique et généalogique de Trois-Pistoles

Trois-Pistoles Historical and Genealogical Society

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[Société historique et généalogique de Trois-Pistoles]
by Luc Baronian

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This is the logo/flag of the Société historique et généalogique de Trois-Pistoles (Trois-Pistoles Historical and Genealogical Society).

I don't know whether they fly it as a flag, but they do print it as a logo.

The white cross seems to be a compromise between the wider cross of the fleur-de-lis and the narrower cross of the Ikurriña. The fleur-de-lis are bigger than on the fleur-de-lis and the Basque colors (red and green) appear to be darker.

The motivation behind the flag/logo is pretty straightforward: Trois-Pistoles is the seat and largest city of the MRC (county) called Les Basques in the 01 Bas-Saint-Laurent administrative region of Quebec. The MRC name comes from l'Ile aux Basques, an island named after the Basque fishermen who used it for whale-hunting between 1580 and 1630.
Luc Baronian, 24 April 2005