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image by Masao Okazaki, 4 July 2020
The city has adopted a new flag: https://www.baldwincity.gov/294/Flag:
On August 18th, 2020, Baldwin City Council approved an official city flag.
The sunflower references Kansas' state flower, the Santa Fe trail markers, and gardens all over Baldwin City awash with colorful flowers, while the color yellow speaks of turning toward joy and opportunity. It is the color of sunflowers, and also of many autumn maple leaves. The maple leaf in the center of course references the Festival and also the maple leaf trees all over town, brilliant in the fall. Perhaps the creative energy and success spoken of in the color orange is why it's also the official color of Baker University. The curving line references the Santa Fe trail, tracing a path through the indigo that is a meeting of purple and deep blue to represent both the Baldwin Schools' purple and Baker University's navy. Indigo represents integrity in tradition.
Indigo #2c0e78; rgb(44, 14, 120)
Orange #ff5723; rgb(255, 87, 35)
Yellow #ffd91d; rgb(255, 217, 29)
The flag was designed by Ashley C. Kretzschmer (née Snedeger) who moved with her parents to Baldwin City in 1996, starting fourth grade at Baldwin Elementary School the next school year. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 2006 and attended Baker University.
The City of Baldwin City flag is not copyrighted, nor is it eligible to be copyrighted. The image is available to individuals for use in First Amendment expression, and to businesses for commercial use, as well as for local government initiatives and to show local government participation. It is licensed with a Creative Commons Zero license, which is simply a legal way to state it's public domain and for universal use.
Masao Okazaki, 30 August 2020
image by Masao Okazaki, 30 August 2020
This town is now having a flag contest (https://www.baldwincity.gov/294/Flag),
which is why I searched for the present flag. This Facebook post says that this
flag was adopted in November 2014.
Whether the town had an earlier flag, I don't know (yet).
Masao Okazaki, 4 July 2020
The City Administration has informed me that the city has no flag.
Valentin Poposki, 31 March 2010