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image by António Martins-Tuválkin
A white ~5:8 flag with three yellow rings featuring local history details identified with date (at the bottom of the ring), name (above the ring), and brief description (below the ring):
- Hoistwise: "Cabeza de Vaca" / "First white traveler" / "1528" in red letters, likeness of the said white traveler in the ring;
- Center: "Martin de Leon’s brand" / "Oldest in Texas" / "1807" in blue letters, the said cattle iron brand, a stylized script "E", in the ring;
- Flywise: "La Salle’s Colony" / "First White Settlement" / "1685" in red letters, likeness of the said white settler in the ring;
Above the rings "Victoria County" in blue capital letters, and below "“Where The History of Texas Began”" in red letters (including the quote marks).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 June 2004
At www.viptx.net/vcgs/vcgs.html#flag we have some further information:
"FLAG OF VICTORIA COUNTY"submitted by Ned Smith, 10 April 2005
"This flag was first unfurled October 28,1936 on the occasion of the Texas Centennial celebration and commemoration of the 112th anniversary of the founding of Victoria in 1824 by Martin de Leon. It was designed by Postmaster Leopold Morris and painted by Sister M. Fidelia of Nazareth Academy. It portrays Alvar de Nunez de Vaca, Spanish explorer, the first white traveler in Texas (1528) who lived among the Indians in the vicinity of Victoria; Robert Cavalier de La Salle, French explorer whose colony, founded in 1685 in Victoria County, was the first white settlement in Texas; and De Leon's cattle brand, said to have been the brand of the royal family of Spain and the oldest in Texas in point of origin. The 'E' and 'J' connected stand for 'Espiritus de Jesus' or the Spirit of Jesus. This emblem was contributed by Harold Johnston, grandson of Leopold Morris."