Blue and white forever: a history of Toledo's city flag

TOLEDO, Ohio — Editor's note: The attached video is from a story regarding the proposed flag design that aired on Aug. 16, 2022.  When Jacob Parr a...

August 25, 2022
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TOLEDO, Ohio — Editor's note: The attached video is from a story regarding the proposed flag design that aired on Aug. 16, 2022.  When Jacob Parr announced his proposal to redesign Toledo's city flag on Aug. 9, he was building upon a northwest Ohio vexillological history dating back to 1909, when Toledo adopted its first flag.  Adopted on Jan. 11, 1909, the first official flag to fly over Toledo featured several symbols representing the city's history and its residents' aspirations. According to "Toledo profile: a sesquicentennial history," a book by Tana Mosier Porter written for the city's 150th anniversary, the city council, under the administration of former mayor Brand Whitlock, offered an explanation of the flag's meaning.

Karmann Ludwig