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Placer County, California (U.S.)

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[flag of Placer County, California] image by Dov Gutterman, 12 June 2000



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Description of the flag

The Placer in Placer County is of the Gold Bearing variety. Placer County is one of the Gold Country counties running along the Sierra Nevadas.
Rich Hansen, 12 June 2000

From the county website: Placer County was home to the peaceful Nisenan Native Americans for hundreds of years before the discovery of gold in 1848 brought hordes of miners from around the world. Only three years after the discovery of gold, the fast-growing county was formed from portions of Sutter and Yuba counties on April 25, 1851 with Auburn as the county seat. Placer County took its name from the Spanish word for sand or gravel deposits containing gold. Miners washed away the gravel, leaving the heavier gold, in a process known as "placer mining."

Jarig Bakker, 12 June 2000


Seal

[seal of Placer County, California] image located by Paul Bassinson, 27 December 2017

Image source: www.placer.ca.gov
Paul Bassinson, 27 December 2017


Proposed flag change

Placer County Board of Supervisors on June 25th 2019 discussed about the change of the County flag and two proposed designs. Here is the PDF document containing two proposals: https://www.placer.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/37546/11C

June 25, 2019
The first and current Placer County flag was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on December 3, 1996. Since that time, Placer County has undergone a comprehensive effort to re-brand its visual identity; primarily through the development of a County logo and related color and typography guidelines. The County logo, distinct from the official County seal, is protected by a registered trademark. Through its prevalent placement on County vehicles, buildings, community welcome signs, websites and other official communications since its adoption in October 2015, it has become a recognizable symbol, through its various forms, of both the place and government of Placer County.

[flag of Placer County, California] image located by Valentin Poposki, 8 August 2019

The option "A" re-designed county flag incorporates the Placer County logo, year of incorporation, and a vibrant 'Placer green' swoosh to provide balance and a swatch of color across the flag's crisp white field. This new Placer County flag presents a consistent, unified image to our residents and businesses alike, helping them to easily identify and recognize all the wonderful services provided Placer County.

[flag of Placer County, California] image located by Valentin Poposki, 8 August 2019

The option "B" re-designed county flag incorporates the historic Placer County seal, year of incorporation, and six stars representing each of the incorporated municipalities. The green and blue colors on the flag and the mountain background presents various portions of the county including water, agriculture, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. By incorporating the seal, this new Placer County flag presents a timeless symbol that is easily recognized by its citizens.
Valentin Poposki, 8 August 2019