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Pittston, Pennsylvania (U.S.)

Luzerne County

Last modified: 2023-10-07 by rick wyatt
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[municipal flag] image by David Sigley, 11 August 2023
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The flag is a blue field with the city seal on it.
Google streetview of the flag:
David Sigley, 11 August 2023


[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 22 November 2019

Paul Bassinson, 22 November 2019

Information about the seal's meaning is available on the city's website
Lord William Pitt the Elder, Prime Minister of Great Britain for whom the City of Pittston is named; underneath Lord Pitt is a portion of the Pitt Family Coat of Arms (pelican and anchor)

Flanking the Shield:
Left: A Coal Miner holding a mining pick, representing the anthracite coal mining heritage of the City
Right: A Native American holding a bow, representing the original inhabitants of the area of the city

On the Shield:
Center: A Keystone, the symbol of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Left and Right: Native American tepees
Top: The blockhouse of Fort Pittston, a Revolutionary War era defense for the colonial era settlers of Pittston
Bottom: A coal mining “coal breaker” building symbolic of the anthracite mining heritage of Pittston

Crossed Pickaxes: Also representing the mining heritage

Banner: “Progress” is the City’s motto
David Sigley, 11 August 2023