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image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 November 2005
The municipal flag of Niles, Michigan is shown at
http://www.flagsinternational.com/custom-flags.htm It is either dark blue or
black, with a white shield in the center; in the shield is a smaller golden or
orange shield with the name of the city and its nickname- City of Four Flags.
Behind the smaller shield are the four flags referred to:
Spanish Cross of
Burgundy, US "Betsy Ross" flag,
British Union Jack [post 1801 version- sic],
and French fleur-de-lis on blue. The flags symbolize the history of Fort St.
Joseph, whose site was in the area- French control 1691-1763, British 1763-1781,
Spanish 1781-1783, and US 1783 on. There also seems to be a scroll with a motto
underneath the flags and smaller shield, but I cannot read it.
Ned Smith, 17 July 2005