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The story from
"The town of Capron has never had a flag, logo or seal. The town council is now looking for someone to design a crest. Founded in 1888 in rural Virginia, Capron remains today much as it has since it became a town. [Previously Capron was called the Princeton Territory]. This is a tiny community of farmers. Farming is not only a way of life, but it has been handed down through the generations and the same families struggle to feed the nation. Population of about 140 people, we are a proud community. We have no grocery store, no restaurant or doctor. There is no hotel or movie house. We have the feed store [also built in 1888] a gas station, small post office and 3 churches.
If interested in helping us to create our town crest, please contact Maureen before May 10, 2004."
An image at http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=topics.heraldry&m=775.3 showing a rooster against a sun with wavy rays on a violet field is a proposal.
Valentin Poposki, 10 November 2005
Leesburg Today in Virginia (US) is reporting that the town of Leesburg is
considering a town flag. The proposals by Councilman Robert J. Zoldos feature
the town hall surrounded by a circle. Ten possible color combinations are under
consideration. If the idea appeals to the rest of the town council, Councilman
Fernando J. Martinez is proposing that there be a flag contest.
Phil Nelson, 29 May 2003
The municipal flag was very prominently displayed on public buildings and on
the stages of the school auditoria in the three schools which I attended in that
city. As I recall, it consisted of a navy blue (i.e., very dark blue) flag with
a horizontal gold stripe running through the middle of the flag. In the centre
of this stripe was the municipal seal, which is very striking. On either side of
the seal were the words 'City of (seal) Norfolk, Virginia' in black Olde English
lettering. The blue and gold colours were chosen to reflect the city's historic
traditions with the navy - before 1776 with the Royal Navy and after that with
Ron Lahav, 22 February 2004
From http://livepublish.municode.com (no longer available):
Sec. 1-8. Corporate seal of city; execution of bonds, etc.
(a) The corporate seal of the city shall be a circle 1 3/4 inches in
diameter, and just inside the outer rim of the circle the words "SALEM, VIRGINIA" with the design of a dove of peace carrying an olive branch in the center. On a flag, such seal shall be centered on a field of white with the dove of peace, circle and the words "Salem, Virginia" in gold against a background of royal blue.
(Code 1969, § 1-6)
Charter references: Authority of city with reference to corporate seal, § 1.1. "
Image of the seal at http://www.ci.salem.va.us/images/city_seal2.gif and available here.
located by Dov Gutterman, 11 December 2002