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Wapello County, Iowa (U.S.)

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Municipal flags in Wapello County:

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Flag used at sesquicentennial celebrations

[Former Flag of Wapello County, Iowa] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 December 2010

Back in 2002, the Iowa State Association of Counties website hosted an account of each county's history, signed by its County Recorder, and illustrated with a black and white flag image. It is not clear whether these flag images were provided by the county administration or not.

Archived copies of the pages about Wapello County are still at*/ and*/ It is a ~5:9 forked flag with three areas, Texas-like. Along the hoist, on a white (?) panel, a double fimbriated standing ellipse enclosing the likeness of Meskwaki Chief Wapello (1787-1842), fly area equally divided mid-light over very dark, with wide symmetrical triangular cutout on the fly edge, and black sans serif capitals reading "Wapello" on the upper stripe, somewhat offset to the upper fly. All three areas roughly equal in area (those on the fly with exactly equal areas).

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António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 October 2010

A (not much) better image (or version of the same image) in the booklet [u9s03b] (page 13, 3rd and 4th photos of the 1st row) shows clearly that it is not forked with a cutout on the fly edge, but that it has a small white triangle at the fly (which makes it a much less interesting design). The upper area is yellow and the bottom one is green, with lettering and portrait in black, while the hoist panel is white, too.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 December 2010