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image located by Valentin Poposki, 24 November 2011
Eureka is a city located in St. Louis County, Missouri, USA, between St. Louis and Pacific along Interstate 44. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,676. It is two miles west of the former site of Times Beach, the site of dioxin contamination discovered in the 1980s; the area was cleaned up and became Route 66 State Park. Since 1971, Eureka is best known in the region as the home of the amusement park formerly known as Six Flags Over Mid-America and now called Six Flags St. Louis."
- from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka,_Missouri.
The flag of the city is described in the City Code: www.eureka.mo.us/municode/Eureka_Municipal_Code_Chap_1.pdf.
"Section 1-9. CITY FLAG ADOPTED.
A flag of the following description is hereby adopted as the official flag of the city: The flag shall be rectangular in shape and its vertical dimension shall be to its horizontal dimension as seven is to twelve. The design shall be three vertical fields or bars, equal in area, colored gold, white and blue, in that order from the staff outward. Upon the center field of white shall be imposed the word "EUREKA" on the upper third, the seal of the city in the middle third, and the date 1850 on the lower third. (Ord. No. 276, § 2).".
Valentin Poposki, 18 June 2008
"Eureka's flag was designed in 1969 by the Eureka Jaycees Wives Club, City Administrator Craig Sabo said. "The flag design depicts the Missouri State Seal, with the flag panel colors complementing the state seal color scheme. The year
1850 was incorporated into the flag design to represent the period in which the Eureka area was first settled," he said.
http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/metro/article_2586c067-0509-52a4-b0c9-34fd746961b5.html by Mary Shapiro
Valentin Poposki, 24 November 2011