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Snohomish County, Washington (U.S.)

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[Flag of Snohomish County, Washington] image by Jens Pattke, 30 April 2001



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Description of the Flag

Source: "Welcome to Washington", 2nd edition by Clem Buckley and Jim Bruner (c) 1998 Jim Bruner, Publisher ISBN: 0-9628251-1-5.
Falko Schmidt

From this website:

Chapter 1.18
OFFICIAL COUNTY FLAG
1.18.010 County Flag Adopted.
The flag, designed by Susan DiPietro of Mukilteo, is hereby adopted as the official county flag of Snohomish County, Washington. The flag shall be of white background and shall depict three trees as shown on Ordinance No. 88-073, adopted August 17, 1988. The left tree shall be in the color red, the center tree blue, and the right tree green. The words "Snohomish County" written below the tree shall be in the color green. The dimensions of the flag shall be three feet by five feet and the edge of the flag shall not be fringed.
(Added Ord. 88-073, August 17, 1988).
located by Dov Gutterman, 11 December 2002

Snohomish County (606,024 inhabitants in 2000; 56,880 ha; seat, Everett), located on Puget Sound in north-western Washington, was carved out of Island County on 20 January 1861. The definition of Snohomish is given on the county website as follows: "Indians named rivers and areas after their own tribes. The dominant tribe in this county was the Snohomish, the Indians spelling it 'Sdoh-doh-hohbsh.' Although many historians debate the meaning or claim it had none, Chief William Shelton, last of the hereditary Snohomish chiefs, said it meant lowland people. Other students of Indian lore say it might mean 'a style of union among them' of 'the braves'. Other sources claim the name means 'Sleeping Waters'. Still other spellings have given Sdohobich."
River Reflections, Snohomish City - 1859-1910, Snohomish Historical Society (Snohomish, Washington, 1975), 73.
www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/County_Information/County_History.htm

While a description of the flag is given in the county code, a PDF document available on the county website gives more details on the origin of the flag:
"As a part of the Washington Centennial Celebration, the Centennial Commission requested that each county submit a flag for permanent display in the rotunda of the Washington Legislative Building in Olympia. The Herald, in conjunction with Snohomish County, held an official county-wide competition for the design of the flag in March 1988. The flag design created by Mukilteo resident, Susan DiPetro was the winner and in July, Ordinance No. 888-073 was approved adopting the flag as the official Snohomish County flag. The flag was presented to the public at the Evergreen State Fair in September and to the state in January at the Centennial Inaugural Celebration in Olympia."

The same document prescribes the following colours:
- Red: Pantone 192;
- Blue: Pantone Reflex Blue;
- Green: Pantone 356.
www.co.snohomish.wa.us/documents/County_Information/3-Tree_info_rev2.pdf
Ivan Sache, 3 May 2008