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Fort Wayne, Indiana (U.S.)

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[Fort Wayne, Indiana flag] image located by Ned Smith, 23 September 2005
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Description of the flag


Section General Provisions
11.01 Corporate seal
11.02 City flag

(A)The seal of the city is a representation of Mercury's Wand, entwined with two serpents on the right, a sword on the left and a pair of scales on the top with the word "Ke-ki-on-ga" with the inscription "City of Fort Wayne, Indiana," around the outer edge. The seal's inside circle shall be white, the outside circle shall be blue and the remainder, gold.
(B)A facsimile of such seal is reproduced below:

[Insert seal art here]

('74 Code, 1-10) (Am. Ord. G-95-72, passed - -72)

11.02 CITY FLAG.
The official flag of the city shall be of the following design and proportion:
  1. The field shall be blue, in the center of which shall be superimposed a white, circular center.
  2. From the outer circumference of the white center three white bands shall extend: a horizontal band from the circumference of the white center to the middle of the hoist end of the blue field, a diagonal band from the circumference of the white center of the lower free corner of the blue field. The position of the inner edges of the two diagonal white bands shall coincide with the corner diagonals of the blue field from the circumference of the white center to the corner of the free end of the blue field, upper and lower, respectively.
  3. Superimposed upon the white center and contained within its circumference shall be a red block-fort silhouette. Superimposed upon the lower blue hoist field shall be a red fleur-de-lis silhouette. Superimposed upon the free-end blue field shall be a red conventional Indian head silhouette.
  4. The proportion scale of the flag and its several devices shall be as follows: Total length 36 units; total width, 24 units; diameter of the white center 12 units; width of the horizontal wide bands three units each; height of the block-fort in white center, eight units; height of the rampant lion, four units;height of the fleur-de-lis four units and height of the Indian head, five units.
  5. The shades of blue and red shall be those of the flag of the United States.
  6. The block house silhouette shall follow the conventional form made familiar by the late B.J. Griswold and frequently employed by him to depict the pioneer days of the city. One pattern which will be preserved and permanently available appears on the binding edge of the 1917 edition of Griswold's "The History of Fort Wayne," on record in the Fort Wayne Public Library.
  7. The rampant lion shall be the conventional design commonly known as the "British Lion."
  8. The fleur-de-lis shall be the conventional design commonly employed with reference to the French monarchy of the eighteenth century.
  9. The Indian head shall be the conventional profile commonly employed to represent an Indiana chief, with feather but no other head-dress.
  10. The words "Fort Wayne" or the abbreviation "Ft. Wayne" in standard block letters, blue upon the white band (or bands) or white upon either of the three blue fields, may be used at the discretion of the maker, but neither the word nor the abbreviation shall constitute a part of the official specifications of the emblems.
  11. The flag may be specially formed for vertical hanging, in which case the hoist end shall be the upper or bar end of the banner. When manufactured specially for vertical suspensions from the hoist (bar) end, the block-fort, the fleur-de-lis, the lion and the Indian head silhouettes may be rotated in such a manner that they appear in an upright position upon the vertically suspended fields.
  12. When used in connection with the United States flag, at any time or occasion whatsoever, the Fort Wayne flag shall be subordinated at the left or below the national colors.
('74 Code, 1-11.)
Dov Gutterman, 18 June 2000