Aurora, Colorado, City Flag

Jan 6th, 2018

 

Aurora is located in the northwest region of Colorado. It was platted in 1891 by Donald Fletcher and his partners and given the name of Fletcher. In 1903, Fletcher was incorporated as a town. The name of the town was changed Town of Fletcher in 1905. The area residents decided to change the name to Aurora in 1907, and it was incorporated as the City of Aurora in 1929.

 

The City of Aurora adopted a city flag in 1969. It is not known who designed the flag, but a local artist, Albert Christen, designed the city seal in 1907.

 

The meanings attached to the city seal’s design include the following:

 

*     Blue: The sky

*     Gold: The gold minerals that made the state famous

*     Blue and Gold: The city’s colors

*     Rising Sun: In Latin, the word Aurora means “dawn”. It also represents a rising community.

*     Stars (Five): Business, church, home, industry, and school. The ingredients the city considered important for a progressive community

 

In 2004, the North American Vexillological Association, NAVA, conducted The American City Flag Survey. Aurora’s flag ranked 104th out of 150 flags. Almost all flags that contain a solid field and a city seal or coat of arms ranked quite low in the survey. In addition, the flag does not follow the Vexillologist rules of simple flag design.

 

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