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Old 08-02-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Texas flag is the best!

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Texas.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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NEW MEXICO TOPS STATE/PROVINCIAL FLAGS SURVEY, GEORGIA LOSES BY WIDE MARGIN

I'm not as impressed by New Mexico's as they are, but that could be a matter of color and climate tastes.

I think I would go

South Carolina
Alaska
Maryland
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:07 AM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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I'm biased, but Virginia's flag is pretty cool. It's got a half topless warrior chick with a spear standing triumphantly over some king or prince. I think the latin means Thus Always To Tyrants. I also like Maryland's for it's founders coat of arms. Others I like are, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Hampshire.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Texas.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Maryland. No contest.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I really like Maryland and South Carolina. They're my favorites.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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I remember during the presidential campaign when then-Sen. Obama spoke in Toledo. Behind him were American flags and Ohio flags, and some people though the Ohio state flag was Obama's personal flag and claimed he modified the American flag and that this was the sign of a dictator and all kinds of foolishness. No matter if you voted for the guy or not, you've got to find a bit of humor, as well as silliness, in that.
That is pretty funny!
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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History about the NM flag:
The simple and meaningful design features an interpretation of an ancient symbol of the sun as found on a late 19th century water jar from Zia Pueblo. This red symbol is called a "Zia" and is centered on a field of yellow.

Four is the sacred number of the Zia and can be found repeated in the four points radiating from the circle. The number four is embodied in the four points of the of the compass, North, East, South and West; in the four seasons of the year Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter; in the 24 hours of each day by sunrise, noon, evening and night; by four seasons of life, childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. The Zia also believed that with life came four sacred obligations: development of a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and devotion to the welfare of people/family. All of these things are bound together within the circle of life.

The red and yellow colors are the colors of Isabel of Castilla brought to the continent by the Spanish Conquistadors.

When I was younger, I thought the NM flag was boring; now I think it is really unique (as a few other states' flags are as well).

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Old 08-03-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Auburn, CA
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Thanks for the info, lobo!

Yeah, New Mexico's flag has always been my favourite ever since I was a kid. The only thing I would change is the colouration, but that's just a minor nitpick. Plus NM gets big kudos for designing their capital building with the same pattern.

Second place would have to go to Alaska, because putting constellations on flags is just cool.

And lol @ the nava survey that Thomas R. posted. All of the top 10 were simple and effective, and all of the worst 10 were complex state seals. It just goes to show that a simple design is often more pleasing than an overly complex one.
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