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Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Walkway of Flags

1994

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. Walkway of Flags Marker
Inscription. Flags have been important to the history of Flagstaff. It was a pine tree used as a flag staff that gave the town its name when Old Glory was flown at a spring (that later became the site of Flagstaff) on the occasion of the nation's centennial—July 4, 1876.

When the city celebrated its own centennial during the year 1994, the City Council and Centennial Commission decided to fly the flags of every state, and the flags of Flagstaff's sister cities as a way of showing how Flagstaff has progressed from an isolated outpost to a modern city connected with the world. Some of the money for the flags came from individual donors who wanted to honor their home states, and some came from city funds.

The flags were unveiled during a ceremony held on January 2, 1994, kicking off the Flagstaff Centennial events. They were immediately so popular with residents and visitors alike that in November 1994, the City Council and Centennial Commission decided to continue to fly the flags during good weather beyond the Centennial year.

Flagstaff City Council: Mayor Chris Bavasi, John F. Cavolo, Allen D. Edgar, Rita Johnson, Rick Lopez, John C. McCulloch, Richard Swanson

Centennial Commission: Nancy Cannon, John Taylor Coe, Robert Coody, Sandi Cevereko, Christine Dicob, Paul Ferlazzo, J. D. Hoyt, Thomas Huntington,
Walkway of Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
2. Walkway of Flags Marker
Theresa Kelley, Richard Mangum, Sherry Mangum, Lois Morel, Ava Stone, Jerome Williams - Chair, Martin Zanzucchi, Kris Swanson-Special Events Coordinator
 
Location. 35° 11.928′ N, 111° 39.15′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on West Route 66, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Methodist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flagstaff (about 700 feet away); Logging Wheels (approx. 0.2 miles away); McMillan Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Tractor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raymond Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Telephone Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aubineau Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flagstaff.
 
Regarding Walkway of Flags. According to the desk clerk at the Flagstaff City Hall the flags are no longer displayed as a result of vandalism.
 
Categories. Notable EventsPatriots & Patriotism
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
3. Walkway of Flags
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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