Official Perkins Flag
The Official City Flag is Available for Purchase at City Hall
About the Flag
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- The City Commission officially adopted the flag in the summer of 2007 and the flag was dedicated in October of that year as a part of a fall community celebration.
- The slogan, "Queen City of The Cimarron", is of long standing and dates back to the 1880's.
- The flower in the middle of the design is an Indian Blanket, Oklahoma's state wildflower.
- The water tower is still in use and stands in the downtown area.
- The caricature is of "Pistol Pete" who's real name is Frank Eaton. There are many stories about Pete, who as a Deputy Federal Marshall avenged his father's death by tracking down and eventually killing five of the men who shot the senior Eaton in cold blood in Pete's youth. He was considered one of the west's fastest draws who also shot with great accuracy. He moved to the Perkins area in 1889 when he was 29. Additionally, Pistol Pete became the Mascot for the Oklahoma State University - then OAMC. You can find lots of information regarding him by doing a Google for Frank Eaton.
- The river represents the Cimarron River which is near the south border of the city.
- The wooden bridge is a representation of the first bridge that crossed the Cimarron River. The bridge has since been replaced with a concrete structure.
- The Indian shield represents the native American population that lives in or near Perkins. The Iowa's of Oklahoma are the primary tribal group in this area and have headquarters about 4 miles south of Perkins. Perkins has agreements with the Iowa's regarding law enforcement and fire department assists. Other tribes are represented by citizens of Perkins