Which city has the best flag: Washington D.C. or Chicago? | The Tylt
Which city has the best flag: Washington D.C. or Chicago?
Designed in 1917, Chicago’s flag was intended to be a timeline of the city. The white stripes stand for the North, West, and South Sides of the city, and the blue stand for Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Each star represents a pivotal point in Chicago’s history, and a fifth star has been proposed several times, including one for a Cubs World Series win.
D.C.'s flag is based on the design of George Washington's family coat-of-arms, which dates back to twelfth-century Britain. In a 2004 survey, the D.C. flag was ranked number one out of 150 city flags (Chicago came in second). It has been used as a symbol of the city's campaign for statehood.
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