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Douglas, Arizona (U.S.)

Cochise County

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[City flag] image by Daniel Renterķa, 19 July 2023

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Description of the flag

The flag of Douglas since 2017 (or, less likely, 2018) displays the logo adopted in December 2016. The flag can be seen here:
Daniel Renterķa, 19 July 2023

Previous flags

[City flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 19 July 2023

On the photos from the Annual Arizona League of Cities and Towns Conference (2010) several city flags are visible: including that of the City of Douglas which shows the city logo on a white (or beige) background
Valentin Poposki, 16 November 2011

According to Valentin's post, the flag had the logo on a white background. The new logo first appeared on the Facebook page in December 2016.
Old logo:
Masao Okazaki, 19 July 2023

[City flag] image located by Daniel Renterķa, 25 January 2024

According to the Tucson Daily Citizen of July 10, 1950, the adoption of a Douglas city flag was expected the day after at a council meeting. However, the adoption of the flag was postponed because Mrs. Patterson, who promoted the move for a city flag, was not present at the meeting.

The flag was designed by Owen Williams, junior high school art student. The background is copper-colored, symbolizing Arizona, the copper state. The upper left corner displays blue, white, and red, the national colors. The Mexican national colors, red, white, and green are at the lower left corner, showing the status of Douglas as a city by the Mexican border. The city seal is pictured in the center.

The idea of a city flag came about two years before by Mrs. George Patterson. It did become a project by Mrs. Leo Kopalka, art teacher, who picked the design by Williams out of all submitted by other students, however, with one suggested change. Mrs. Patterson created the flag with satin supplied by Ben Williams, mayor at that time. The flag was unofficially adopted on July 4, since it was carried in the city's Fourth of July parade and then used at other ceremonies. This flag became official on August 7, 1950 at a city council meeting.

Image from the August 2, 1950 issue of the Tucson Daily Citizen.
Daniel Renterķa, 25 January 2024