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The flag of Chicago has broader blue stripes and four six-pointed stars all in red. Originally the flag had two stars when it was adopted in 1917. The white stripes represent the North, West and South sides of the city. The two blue stripes symbolize Lake Michigan plus the North Branch of the Chicago River, and South Branch of the Chicago River plus the Great Canal. The symbolism of the stars is complex. Here is how it is described: The First Red Star represents Fort Dearborn (added in 1939).The Points of the First Red Stars signify:transportationlaborcommercefinancepopulousnesssalubrity The Second Red Star represents the Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871.The Points of the Second Red Star signify:religioneducationestheticsjusticebeneficencecivic pride The Third Red Star represents the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.The Points of the Third Red Star signify history of the area:France 1693Great Britain 1763Virginia 1778Northwest Territory 1798Indian Territory 1802Illinois Statehood 1818 The Fourth Red Star represents the century of progress, and was added for the Exposition of 1933 (added in 1933).The Points of the Fourth Red Star signify:Country's Third Largest CityCity's Latin MottoI Will MottoGreat Central MarketWonder CityConvention City Jan Oskar Engene, 16 March 1996

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  1. A beautifully made flag 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2015

    I'l be honest -- I chose Humphry's primarily because I was looking for a company that did not sell southern treason flags. But when this Chicago flag showed up, I was tremendously impressed with the quality -- it's beautiful! It took a while to get here, but it was well worth the wait.

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