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Ann Arbor, Michigan (U.S.)

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[Flag of Ann Arbor, Michigan] image by Steve Knowlton, 2 June 1999

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I have seen Ann Arbor's city flag flying around town and can attest that it is 3:5. The three yellow stripes are of equal size and have a space equal to one stripe's width between them, and that they together fill out the middle 1/3 of the flag. Ann Arbor's nickname is the "Tree City", hence the seal.
Steve Knowlton, 10 June 1999

The city seal of Ann Arbor was for many years roses growing on an arch; the thinking was that the "Arbor" referred to a rose arbor. In the 1970's, I believe, some papers of the city's founders were discovered that indicated that they had been thinking of a *tree* arbor when they originally named "Ann's Arbor" (both of the founders had wives named "Ann", hence the first part), so they changed it accordingly.
Kim Scarborough, 11 June 2004