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City of Easton
Flag of Easton, Pennsylvania.svg
Adopted July 8, 1776 (according to legend)
Design A blue field with 13 alternating red and white stripes in the canton and 12 white 8-pointed stars circling another white 8-pointed star to the right of the design in the canton

The Easton flag is a banner used to represent Easton, Pennsylvania.

Flag

The flag is designed differently from more common Flags of the United States in that it has 13 (8-pointed) stars in a blue field, with 13 stripes in the canton.

History

According to local legend, the flag was hoisted when the Declaration of Independence was publicly read in Easton, 8 July 1776.

The flag was used as a company flag under Captain Abraham Horn in the War of 1812, and some suspect that the design may only date from this era. The flag was returned to the Easton library for safe-keeping when the company returned. The Easton Area Public Library still holds the flag.

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