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Lodi flag still flying high after 18 years

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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 9:14 am, Wed Apr 27, 2011.

For more than 18 years, bunches of grapes have fluttered in the wind around Lodi as a symbol of the city’s largest industry.

Resident Patrick O’Connell drew the symbolic flag in 1993. His design of a giant cluster of grapes and rolling strips of color in the background won a citywide design contest.

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  • John Randall posted at 7:03 am on Thu, Apr 28, 2011.

    John Randall Posts: 21

    Grapes. I wish we'd see an unbroken, picturesque sea of grapes growing from Lodi to Rio Vista! It would be a lot easier on the soil than all these plowed seasonal crops.....every year the wind blows the loose dry soil away in huge black clouds of pesticide-laden dust....and everyone downwind gets to breath it. Plus grapes is a prestige industry that attracts tourists!

     
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