The mysterious, prolific, and insightful Burrito Justice published this piece about his hometown’s flag way back in 2013. And as a kind of sequel, check out his flag celebrating SF asshattery from 2014.
Hey, did you know San Francisco has a flag?!? (I mean, other than the Castro flag.)
Lots of history behind this — the very wooden early San Francisco burned down many times:
1849: Dec 24
1850: May 4
1850: Jun 14
1850: Sep 17
1851: May 3
1851: Jun 22
While I love the IDEA of our flag, I don’t actually LOVE our flag. It’s kind of… meh, to be honest. And apparently I am not the only one. The all-powerful and knowledgeable Roman Mars noted the same when he moved to Chicago from SF. (A worthy podcast.)
So when I moved back to San Francisco in 2008, I researched its flag because I’d never seen it before in the previous eight years that I’d lived here. And I found it … I’m sorry to say, sadly lacking.
He even interviewed a vexillologicist, Ted Kaye, on what makes a…
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