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by António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 June 2005
The Town of Colonie, in Albany County, New York, has a town flag consisting
of the Town Seal on a white field. A photo of it flying in front of their Public
Safety and Justice Building can be seen at
http://www.colonie.org/tour/images/pubsaf.jpg. A good graphic of the Town
Seal can be found at
http://www.colonie.org/historian/seal2.gif and a history of the seal and
explanation of its symbolism is at
http://www.colonie.org/historian/seal.html (summarized below):
Ned Smith, 11 June 2005
- The Town Seal was officially adopted on May 8, 1941.
- The Indian Head in the upper left-hand corner of the seal represents the
first inhabitants of the Town.
- The Sheaf of Wheat in the upper right represents the predominant
occupation in the town when it was incorporated- 1895.
- The fort in the lower left-hand corner represents the origin of the name,
Colonie, which meant "the Settlement outside the city."
- In the lower right corner is a windmill, representing the Dutch heritage
of the area's first permanent [European] settlers.
- The Wampum circle surrounding the seal represents the trade routes that
pass through the Town, and the laurel and leaf symbolize a future of success