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image by Masao Okazaki, 23 August 2020
A white flag showing the city seal.
Masao Okazaki, 23 August 2020
https://www.american-rails.com/chase.html for an historical account of the
Great Locomotive Chase alluded to on the flag.
See https://railfanning.org/andrewsraid/ for a comprehensive account of the event.
According to both sources (and many other), the chasing locomotive used in Adairsville was named "Texas" and not "Texan" as written on the flag.
The mistake should be credited to the flag's manufacturer since the original seal is, correctly, inscribed "TEXAS". Masao's image is therefore correctly reproducing the flag with the mistaken writing.
Ivan Sache, 23 August 2020
image located by Paul Bassinson, 5 July 2019
Paul Bassinson, 5 July 2019