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image located by Valentin Poposki, 7 May 2011
"Fayetteville does have a flag. It was officially adopted by the City Council on August 17, 1976, and came from a design contest held by Boy Scout Troop 142 earlier that year. The winning design was created by Michael Browning, a student
in the University of Arkansas architecture program.
The flag is red with a yellow circle on it. The word “Fayetteville” appears at the top, and the year that the city received its name, “1829,” is at the bottom of the circle. In the middle, a black mountain, blue sky, and white clouds are displayed with the words “Regnat Populus” sort of off-center over the mountains. Regnat Populus was adopted as the Arkansas state motto in 1907, and is Latin for “The People Rule.”
There are two copies of the Fayetteville flag that we know of — the one that has flown at City Hall for the last 35 years, and another one that’s currently located inside the Arkansas Air Museum in South Fayetteville. The flag at the museum was taken into outer space aboard the United States Space Shuttle Discovery in 1985, thanks to the efforts of Fayetteville-born astronaut Richard Covey."
Story by Dustin Bartholomew from: www.fayettevilleflyer.com/2011/04/14/did-you-know-that-fayetteville-has-an-official-flag including photos of the flag.
Valentin Poposki, 7 May 2011