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located by Ned Smith, 21 August 2005
The flag of the city can be seen at
http://www.troyny.gov/city_council.html which shows a large version hung on
a wall. The flag is a vertical triband of red/white/red and has TROY, N.Y. and
an emblem on the white stripe. The emblem looks like a seal, and has an Uncle
Sam top hat on it. It may be the current seal of the city, but I cannot confirm
that or find an image of the seal.
Ned Smith, 21 August 2005
Troy is the 'birthplace' of the "Uncle Sam" character. During the US Civil
War, a meatpacker in Troy shipped meat to the Union army, and the crates were
stamped US for, of course, United States. The soldiers started to say that the
meat came from 'our Uncle Sam.' And as they say, "the rest is history."
Terence Martin, 4 January 2006
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_003.html for more details on the
Al Kirsch, 4 January 2006
located by Francisco Santos, 5 March 2003
From http://www.lib.rpi.edu/Archives/gallery/symbols/flag.html :
The school flag was redesigned in 1994 and incorporates many of the elements
in the elements in the Institute's original
coat of arms.
Francisco Santos, 5 March 2003
Just for the record, I have seen the flag of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
flying, and it really does have those strong black lines.
John Ayer, 7 March 2003