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image by Zachary Harden, 21 May 2015
Branson is a city in Stone and Taney counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. It was named for Rueben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. Branson is a popular destination for vacationers from Missouri and the surrounding states. The population was 6,050 at the 2000 census. The Branson Micropolitan Statistical Area embraces Stone and Taney counties."
- from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branson,_Missouri.
As is typical with town flags, Branson's was a community project. In 1999, the town's city manager, John Pinch, decided it was time the town have a logo. Jerry Adams, the city's spokesman, helped organize a committee that chose among citizen-submitted designs, tweaking and combining them to create the final. The goal: represent Branson's land, lakes and musical surroundings. The star symbolizes the stars of Branson's shows.
- from an Article by Gregory Holman here: www.417mag.com/417-Magazine/November-2007/Fly-It-Flags-of-the-Ozarks.
Valentin Poposki, 6 April 2009
image by Masao Okazaki, 6 July 2021
The flag flying at city hall can be seen in this undated photo:
Page with photo: https://www.cookroofingbranson.com/branson-mo/
First appearance of logo of city's Facebook page, April 2017: https://www.facebook.com/BransonCity/photos/1521551834562119
Masao Okazaki, 6 July 2021
I can confirm both flags are used. When I was in Branson in September 2020,
the logo flag was used at a central monument near the city and the old/city seal
flag was used at a fire department station near the main entertainment center of
Zachary Harden, 6 July 2021