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image located by Valentin Poposki, 6 October 2012
Lifelong Lansdowne resident sews two flags to fly at the entrance of the community - Flags with a train on a blue field designed to welcome visitors - Lansdowne has its own Betsy Ross.
Elizabeth "Dixie" Yankulov has stitched two reinforced silk flags that will fly from poles at the intersections of Hammonds Ferry and Hollins Ferry roads and Lansdowne and Hollins Ferry roads. The 73-year-old, who serves as the treasurer of the Lansdowne Improvement Association, put her sewing skills to work after the group discovered the expense of new custom flags, she said.
The identical flags say "Welcome to Lansdowne" on a blue field with a black train engine pulling a coal car and red caboose. Yankulov has long been fascinated by trains, a fact that she attributes to her grandfather and father working for the railroad while living in Lansdowne. "I'm proud of my community. I've lived here all my life, and I welcome anyone into my community who comes in with respect," Yankulov said.
One of the flags began flying at the intersection of Hammonds Ferry and Hollins Ferry roads on June 15. Lansdowne Improvement Association president Gary Koloski could send the second flag up the pole at the intersection of Lansdowne and Hollins Ferry Roads as soon as June 23, she said.
Valentin Poposki, 6 October 2012