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The town of Stow (Massachusetts) proudly revealed its first municipal flag on 19 March 2004 inside the State House in Boston. The flag features a stone wall, a rolling green field, a river, and birch, apple, and pine trees. It will formally join the 287 other flags of commonwealth towns and cities inside the Great Hall on Flag Day.
Four years ago, a group of students asked Rep. Patricia Walrath why there was no Stow flag in the Great Hall. Designer Rosemary Bawn, "Stow's modern-day Betsy Ross" was appointed to select a municipal flag. She compiled a series of flag for residents to vote on.
"That flag really shows what our town is - rivers, trees, greenery, and stone walls. That's New England," said Barbara Sipler, chairman of the Ancient Documents Committee, which oversees the town's historic records.
Source: www.townonline.com/maynard/news/local_regional/bv_newbvflagpnb03252004.htm (no longer available)
Ivan Sache, 19 May 2004