Category Vexillology

Friday Flagging: Narragansett

Exploring the civic symbols of Narragansett, home to the slave plantations, beach resorts, and squid fishing industry.

Friday Flagging: Middletown

Going to the beach at Middeltown, where we’ll see a cool windmill, and some gulls.

Friday Flagging: Little Compton

Learning about enjoying the ocean and only somewhat-coerced acquisition of land.

Friday Flagging: Lincoln

Lincoln, “a federation” of mill villages, home to Rhode Island’s major canal and site of some of its heaviest labor unrest.

Friday Flagging: Johnston

Friday Flagging returns to visit the very Italian Town of Johnston.

Friday Flagging: Jamestown

Each Friday, I look at the flags and associated symbols of cities and towns in Rhode Island. This week, we look at our first island community, Jamestown. About Jamestown Jamestown encompasses three islands in western Narragansett Bay; Conanicut, Dutch, and Gould islands. Of these, only Conanicut remains inhabited today. Conanicut is connected to the mainland […]

Friday Flagging: Hopkinton

Hopkinton, where the town arms exercise the right to bear arms.

Friday Flagging: Glocester

Examining the flag of Glocester, a place of Ancients and Horribles, Dorr rebels, and elephant-murderers.

Friday Flagging: Foster

A look at the flag of Foster, the town that was born in a sort-of-gerrymander in the midst of revolution, and then named after a living person.

Friday Flagging: Exeter

Every Friday until November, I’ll be doing a deep dive into the flags (and accompanying civic symbols) of cities and towns in Rhode Island. The purpose of this exercise is to both shine a light on already-existing symbols and to offer ideas for improving municipal flags. This week on Friday Flagging, it’s the northwest of […]