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Milford N H

The Town Flag of Milford NH

Adopted at town meeting 1990

The flag of Milford was a joint effort by Lynn Knights and Marty Wilde following a meeting of the town's Bicentennial Committee. The town, looking forward to it's bicentennial set up a committee six years before the event. At a meeting of the committee, Lynn Knights proposed that a flag and logo be designed for the celebration. It was proposed that a contest for local artists and school children be established.

This was done, and after several months there were no submissions for the contest. It was decided that we proceed with a subcommittee propsal put forth by Lynn Knights and Marty Wilde. They proposed a flag consisting of a purple and gray field divided by a blue stripe.

These elements represented:

Over the blue river was placed a mill wheel showing the "mill fording" the river. Many mills were built along the river to take advantage of the power of the falls.

The spokes and hub were to represent the town oval where all roads lead.

The gold bell on the flag is representative of the bell in the clock tower of the town hall, which is a Paul Revere bell and has been part of the town since 1898.


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