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Gold Canyon, Arizona (U.S.)

Pinal County

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[Flag of Gold Canyon, Arizona] image located by Valentin Poposki, 9 August 2005

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Description of the flag

A brown flag, bordered orange, with a large diamond, lower half green, bearing community name and an orange-bordered brown star; upper half blue over brown to give the impression of a horizon, a crescent moon above, and in center an orange disk with a brown howling coyote.

The "Town council" of Gold Canyon in Arizona, US. This is an unincorporated community of about 8,000 people, a golf resort. As it was explained in an earlier version of their website, this town council is not a municipal governing body, but a representative body which task is to provide quality representing in the county's council.
Valentin Poposki, 9 August 2005

There was a 4 December 2003 news item about the flag's design, adoption and symbolism at

Gold Canyon has a new flag that is both colorful and symbolic...
by Mike Cooney.
A design by Philip Rauso Jr. of Gold Canyon East was selected from more than 20 entries in the Association for the Development of a Better Environment (ADOBE) flag design contest. More than 60 people attending the group's November meeting in the Gold Canyon Best Western voted on the designs. "Mr. Rauso's design won by a fairly wide margin, but there were a lot of wonderful entries" said Genevieve Bricker, ADOBE's president. "They ranged from the very simple to the very complex. All of them showed a lot of thought."
Every part of the flag was symbolic.

"The outside border of the flag is a gold square, representing Pinal County," Rauso said. "The overlaid triangle represents the state trust lands. The green at the bottom represents Gold Canyon, which abuts the Tonto National Forest, symbolized by the outline of the Superstition Mountains. The coyote in the center is a symbol of the abundant wildlife and the natural beauty of the area. The blue sky and the moon were added because I became inspired by our recent lunar eclipse."

Rauso said he got the burgundy color of the design from the rocks that predominate in the area and the way the Superstition Mountains glow at twilight. "It gave me a lot of time to not only work on the design, but also to reflect on the great gift we have in our area," he said.

Bricker said ADOBE plans to have the design made into a flag that will be displayed at the group's meeting. It is also considering including the flag in a Gold Canyon Ranch welcoming monument the group will erect at U.S. 60 and Kings Ranch Road.

Ned Smith, 9 August 2005