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Santa Cruz County, California (U.S.)

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[flag of Santa Cruz County, California] image by Jens Pattke, 1 May 2001

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Description of the flag

Here is the image of the flag of Santa Cruz County in the state of California. The County flag was designed by Ed Penniman, a Soquel resident. In describing the symbolism of the flag design, Mr. Penniman stated that the main symbol of the evergreen tree against a white background represents "reverence for nature and growth, upheld by a foundation of optimism and unity." The five bands in rainbow colors at the bottom of the flag represent the five county districts non-specifically. Although the exact date that the flag was approved by the board of supervisors is not known, it was around September of 1986 and it went into effect 30 days later.
Sources: The Santa Cruz Sentinel, 7-7-1983, p.A-2. and Santa Cruz Public Library
Jens Pattke, 1 May 2001

I designed the Santa Cruz County Flag in a contest hosted by the Good Times. Ed Penniman was paid to pick one and he picked my entry but moved the rainbow down and added a tree.
Bill Quealy, 15 January 2010


MAY 23, 2006

18. AUTHORIZED the use of an image of the Santa Cruz County flag on the World Wide Web by Michael P. Smuda and the society known as the Flags of the World from October 23, 2006, until October 23, 2011, as recommended by Chair Stone.

Michael P. Smuda, 13 August 2006