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by Joseph McMillan
The flag of Casca is the municipal coat of arms on a white field. The coat of arms depicts a white section of wall between a gold sword and wing in chief on a red field and a pig standing on a green field, all within a black and white checkered bordure. The wall recalls the work of the inhabitants in the construction industry, while swine farming is one of the main economic activities. The wing is said to be that of a Roman eagle, representing the Italian immigrants, while the sword is for the municipality's wartime origin. A bordure is said to be the symbol of favor and protection while the checkered black and white pattern evokes the events of the revolution of 1923. The shield is flanked by branches of bean, soy, erva-mate, wheat, and grapevine shoots. The portrayal of the sword and wing may be way off, since the source image is extremely blurred.
Joseph McMillan, translation assistance from Francisco Santos, 29 March 2003