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Cathedral City, California (U.S.)

Riverside County

Last modified: 2023-08-19 by rick wyatt
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[Cathedral City, California] image by Masao Okazaki, 6 July 2023
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Description of the flag

The flag uses the logo that first appeared on the town's Facebook page in 2012.

A photo of the flag from from 2022 is on this Instagram page:
Masao Okazaki, 6 July 2023

Previous flag

[Cathedral City, California] image by Masao Okazaki, 6 July 2023
based on image

The [former] flag of the City of Cathedral City, California, is white with city logo on it. The logo in fact represents the sculpture. The sculpture sits at the north east entrance of the City and was done by a local artist. I'm sorry I don't have any other picture to offer you, however the sculpture is created from the visions of the Mountains in the cove of our City. They thought like looked like the Cathedrals, so there was where the city got its name, Cathedral City. Information thanks to Pat Hammers, MMC, City Clerk.

The City:
"Cathedral City is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 42,647 at the 2000 census. Sandwiched between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, it is one of the cities in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area) of southern California. The town's name derives from "Cathedral Canyon" to the south of the town, so named in 1850 by Colonel Henry Washington because its rock formations were reminiscent of a cathedral. The city itself started as a housing subdivision in 1925, but was not incorporated until 1981. The city grew 4-5 times in two decades, as the 2006 population estimate is 48,000." - from Wikipedia:,_California

Official website:
Valentin Poposki, 10 October 2010

More information here (Michael Paul Thiry, sculptor):
Jan Mertens, 12 October 2010

A flag used until about 2011 has the logo above. It can be seen on this Google Maps photo from December 2011:
Masao Okazaki, 6 July 2023

On NAVA News, the City of Cathedral City is mentioned as once rejecting a proposal for a flag, in red, white, and blue, and with three “C”s, symbolic of the city, which was created by the designer of the flag of Palm Springs, California. Instead of choosing this flag, the city opted for a flag which was white with the city seal.

The former logo can be seen on the Wayback Machine, at It is uncertain if this “seal” was used when the city used its flag in 1982, or, if so, if this was displayed on any flags for the municipality.
Daniel Rentería, 6 July 2023

Previous logo

[logo of Cathedral City, California] image located by Valentin Poposki, 10 October 2010