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Chicago Flag

Geared Up Pup

Regular price $20.00

Chicago Flag

Good for indoor or outdoor use. Measures 2 feet by 3 feet. 100% Polyester.

he city of Chicago flag consists of two blue horizontal stripes or bars on a field of white, each stripe one-sixth the height of the full flag, and placed slightly less than one-sixth of the way from the top and bottom. Between the two blue stripes are four red, six-pointed stars arranged in a horizontal row.

The flag was adopted in 1917 after the design by Wallace Rice won a Chicago City Council sponsored competition. It initially had two stars, until 1933 when a third was added. The four star version has existed since 1939. The three sections of the white field and the two stripes represent geographical features of the city, the stars symbolize historical events, and the points of the stars represent important virtues or concepts. The historic events represented by the stars are the construction of Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933-34.

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