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image located by Dave Fowler, 16 December 2021
Dayton is a city of about 166,000 people, in Montgomery County, western Ohio, between Columbus and Cincinnati.
The city adopted a new flag.
Dayton’s first flag was created in 1917. In 1956, there was an open contest to replace it. A new flag was selected by a six-person group and implemented in 1958 and hasn’t changed since.
The city’s old flag from 1958 was overhauled to a modern abstract design symbolic of the Wright Flyer, five rivers and Gem City.Dayton-based Catapult Creative designed the final flag, using elements from the top three submitted designs. The flag’s symbolism includes white stripes reminiscent of the Wright Flyer’s wings. The bold lines and colors, especially the green, symbolize the “Gem City.” The wings of the flyer divide the flag into three sections: a green section symbolizing the land, a dark blue section for river-ways in Dayton, and a light blue section symbolizing the sky. In addition, the five angled stripes (four white, one blue) represent the five rivers throughout the region, according to the city officials and designers.
Community members submitted 312 flag design ideas and the flag committee narrowed it to the top 10 flags. The city commission narrowed it to the top three. The city hired a design firm Catapult Creative to take the submissions, see what people liked about them, and come up with a final flag design that incorporated the ideas.
Dave Fowler, 16 December 2021
image located by Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019
Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019
image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 3 January 2001
Source: Flags of Ohio website
It describes itself as "The Birthplace of Aviation", once being home to the
powered flight inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright - and hence the aircraft on
Rob Raeside, 16 August 2002