911 N 7th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201
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The flag’s composition— an intersection of white lines representing community and modes of transportation—illustrates that Pocatello is a place where all paths come together. The individual white paths represent education, industry, recreation, and transportation, converging in the center to create a unified whole, which is Greater Pocatello. The focal point of the design is a compass rose. This directional emblem symbolizes Pocatello’s central role as a transportation and trade hub for rail, road, and air. Each point of the compass rose represents a specific period within the city’s historical timeline: Chief Pocatello; the area’s declaration as a village in 1889; the Gold Rush; the Oregon Trail; the coming of the railroad and the city’s designation as “Pocatello Junction”; the city’s title as the U.S. Smile Capital; the present; and the future. The white paths represent unity and the gold compass rose represents the region’s agricultural ties. The points are also suggestive of the mountain peaks that envelope the city. The four corners are blue to symbolize the sky and the Portneuf River. Overall, the flag design depicts Pocatello as a central corridor where the past, present and future converge to create a unified community.
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