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Lancaster, California (U.S)
Los Angeles County
Last modified: 2012-08-16 by rick wyatt
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image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 May 2009
Description of the flag
The flag of the City of Lancaster, California, has the following elements:
"The flag shows the seal on a backdrop of desert colors.
Description and meaning, and photo of the flag courtesy by Chenin Dow, Assistant Communications Specialist, The City of Lancaster.
- The sun represents the many hours of sunshine we have here in the Antelope Valley.
- The airplane represents the area’s history as a leader in the aerospace industry and its proximity to Edwards Air Force Base.
- The antelopes symbolize the animals that once inhabited the area and gave it its name (Antelope Valley).
- The Joshua tree represents the flora and fauna typical of the high desert environment.
- The train tracks represent the train stop that put Lancaster on the map, as well as the modern Metrolink tracks.
- The flower is the state flower of California, the California Poppy."
About the city:
"Lancaster is the eighth-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 9th fastest growing city in the United States. Lancaster is located approximately 70 miles (112.5 km) north (by road travel) of the city of Los Angeles in Southern
California's Antelope Valley. It is separated from the Los Angeles Basin by the San Gabriel Mountain Range to the south and from Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley by the Tehachapi Mountain Range to the north. The City of Lancaster has
grown from 37,000 residents at the time of incorporation in 1977, to an estimated 145,074 residents in 2009, and is the second-largest city on the California side of the Mojave Desert." - from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster,_California.
Valentin Poposki, 20 May 2009
Unusual colors, although in my limited experience the high desert is usually a uniform stucco beige. The newer seal has rearranged elements, including a silhouette of the Space Shuttle.
Eugene Ipavec, 23 May 2009