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image located by Valentin Poposki, 24 December 2019
The town of Stow (Massachusetts) proudly revealed its first municipal flag on 19 March 2004 inside the State House in Boston. The flag features a stone wall, a rolling green field, a river, and birch, apple, and pine trees. It will formally join the 287 other flags of commonwealth towns and cities inside the Great Hall on Flag Day.
Four years ago, a group of students asked Rep. Patricia Walrath why there was no Stow flag in the Great Hall. Designer Rosemary Bawn, "Stow's modern-day Betsy Ross" was appointed to select a municipal flag. She compiled a series of flag for residents to vote on.
"That flag really shows what our town is - rivers, trees, greenery, and stone walls. That's New England," said Barbara Sipler, chairman of the Ancient Documents Committee, which oversees the town's historic records.
Source: www.townonline.com/maynard/news/local_regional/bv_newbvflagpnb03252004.htm (no longer available)
Ivan Sache, 19 May 2004
image located by Paul Bassinson, 3 May 2020
Paul Bassinson, 3 May 2020