This fine specimen was first used as set dressing on the TV drama Gunsmoke, circa 1963. Any flag that is intentionally yellowed ensures that travelers to the area can count of a lot of “hertiage” activities. To judge from the flag, those activities include roping short horned cattle, shooting cannons, catching rainbow trout and doing something that looks like either watching fish jump out of a kettle over a campfire or viewing Native American feathered headdresses. The shape of the county is handily drawn over all these activities, making it very helpful to those who don’t have GPS (catch your trout in the northeast corner, but it’s best to boil them in the northwest quadrant.) The New Mexico sun and its rays are depicted in a lovely, natural shade of umber.
Mora County, New Mexico