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image located at The Flag Lady's Flag Store by Phil Nelson, 9 November 2003
- indicates flag is known.
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Municipal flags in Auglaize County:
A dark blue field with a grey image of the moon, showing craters, footsteps, and a national flag, partially overlain by a red outlined white county map bearing the name and date of the county, an Indian pipe and arrowhead, two cobs of corn, and and industrial silhouette.
The moon on the flag is because Neil Armstrong was born there and graduated from Wapakoneta High School. His grandparent's farm was out toward New Knoxville. More details can be seen at www.space.com/news/a11_armstrongbio.html.
Anonymous contributor, 26 September 2005
The Auglaize County flag was designed by Amanda Wuebbenhorst, a senior in the Wapakoneta City Schools in 2002. This design was selected in a contest suggested by the Ohio Bicentennial Committee and judged by the Board of Commissioners.
The shape of the flag and the colors used are those chosen by Ms. Wuebbenhorst. The images shown on the flag come from the Auglaize County Seal, designed by Larry McLean in 1981. The moon appears on this dark blue flag because astronaut Neil Armstrong was born in Auglaize County. Armstrong made the first footprints on the moon and left a US flag there in 1969. This flag shows the outline of Auglaize County which was established in 1848. A peace pipe and arrowhead remind us of the history and folklore of Native Americans. The factory with a gear depicts commerce and industry. The corn and wheat represent the importance of agriculture.
The county was named after the Auglaize River, and the Shawnee Indian word that means "fallen timbers."
Located by Valentin Poposki, 26 September 2007