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Canabon (Caguas , Puerto Rico)


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by Blas Delgado, 31 March 2001

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The flag was designed by the student Carlos E. Acevedo Rivera and its background color is light peach.
Its symbology is as follows:
Forming a circle, the symbols that stand for the historic come about of Canabón barrio appear in the center of the shield. A small Caguas city shield (crossed arrows with pineapples) appears over the main circle.
· Broken chain - the abolition of black slavery in 1873
· Cemí - in the background appearing as a mountain (it is de facto believed that the designed of these stone idols was inspired by the actual form of our mountains), meaning the native indian contribution to the area development. In the present, the development as a botanic garden of the area known as Las Casitas is been considered
· Chimney - the right side one represents the San José Sugar Mill and the left side one represents the Santa Catalina Sugar Mill. Both of them are surrounded by a sugar cane plantation and the birth of the Cagüitas river.
The first version is based on the original design. The second version, without the yellow background, was seen flying on the Municipal Police Building, which was the place where all the ten flags, in small size, were first flown together.
Blas Delgado, 31 March 2001

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by Blas Delgado, 31 March 2001