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A Grand Ole Flag...Do Not Destroy, Ever!

The original Yolo County flag was presented to the Yolo County Archives at the September 13th Board of Supervisors meeting. The flag was originally designed and created by Sue Handley in the late 1930’s for use at the California State Fair while she was secretary to Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner, Charles Hardy.

The Yolo County flag includes a blue stripe to signify the climate, and a golden stripe to represent the productive soil of the County. The figure is Ceres, the Roman Goddess of Agriculture.

This original flag was stored and cared for by Commissioner Hardy’s successor, Herb Chandler and his family for many decades. Stored with the flag was a note stating “Do not destroy, ever!” A replica flag was given to the Chandler family to thank them for their preservation and care of the original flag. The public can view a replica flag on display at the Yolo County Administration Building, 625 Court St., Woodland, CA.

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