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Kootenai County, Idaho (U.S.)

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According to an article by the Spokesman Chronicle, the Kootenai County Centennial Committee held a county flag contest for the Idaho Centennial in 1989, where the winner would win $100. The winner of this contest was artist Jolean Mallet, however, the county commissioners turned to graphics designer Bob Thackston, who agreed to design the flag free of charge, after being unable to reach an agreement with Mallet on alterations in her design. Mallet asked county commissioners for $1000 for a redesign of her flag. Because of this, commissioners were much more eager for Thackston's design.

Jolean's design featured a Wolf Lodge Bay bald eagle in full flight, while the moon and a design mimicking North Idaho College's trademark, a dual-peak mountain design, served as the backdrop for this. A river streamed from the mountain and symbolized the county's waterways. At the request of the commission, she did modify her flag, adding a sailboat and the Cataldo Mission, while also modifying the river's design.

Bob Thackston's design featured the Cataldo Mission among four mountain peaks. It also had an eagle in flight and a large sailboat on four streams of water. His design was first hoisted sometime from April to December 1990 on the state's centennial year. July 3, 1990 would be a likely date, the exact date of statehood.
Daniel Renterķa, 1 October 2023

It probably looked like the previous seal (below).
Jean-Marc Merklin, 1 October 2023


Current Seal (since ca. 2021)

[Seal] image located by Jean-Marc Merklin, 1 October 2023

Seal (found in January 2013)

[Seal] image located by Jean-Marc Merklin, 1 October 2023