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image by Jean-Marc Merklin, 29 September 2023
based on image located by Daniel Renterķa, 29 September 2023
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Municipal flags in Lincoln County:
According to this article by Ruidoso News, Lincoln County's flag was designed
by Stirling Spencer, a county commissioner at the time, for the New Mexico
Capitol rotunda of county flags. He says that on the county flag, an arrow was
included in recognition of the Native American influence, the hoe for farming in
the valley, a saber for the cavalry at Fort Stanton, a pick for mining, and a
brand for ranching. This particular branding iron was from Lawrence Murphy and
James Dolan, and dates back to when New Mexico was still a territory in 1869. It
shows the ties to the region's historic settlement and of course, Billy the Kid.
It also depicts the county's approximate location emerging from a flag-map of
New Mexico. Spencer says his intent for doing this was to show that while many
think the state's counties are independent, they are still part of New Mexico.
He says he added yellow because it was used a lot for the state and turquoise
because it is the state gem of the state. Flag adopted sometime in the late '80s
or early '90s.
A partial view of the flag of Lincoln County from an archived link of nmcounties.org
Daniel Renterķa, 29 September 2023
Flag image above found in 2014, originally created in 2004.
Jean-Marc Merklin, 29 September 2023
image located by Jean-Marc Merklin, 29 September 2023
Paul Bassinson, 31 July 2018