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Salt Lake City: The state flag could get a makeover un­der a pro­posal be­fore the state leg­is­la­ture. The pri­vately funded Or­ga­ni­za­tion for a New Utah Flag claims the ma­jor­ity of Utahns do not iden­tify with the cur­rent flag. Jonathan Martin, a mem­ber of the group and flag de­signer, says the bee­hive on its pro­posed flag rep­re­sents in­dus­try. The white por­tion rep­re­sents snow-capped moun­tains in North­ern Utah, while the red stands for South­ern Utah’s red rocks. The blue on ei­ther side rep­re­sents the Great Salt Lake and tra­di­tion. The year 1847, when the Mor­mon pioneers orig­i­nally set­tled in Utah, is also rep­re­sented on the flag.

COUR­TESY OF THE OR­GA­NI­ZA­TION FOR A NEW UTAH FLAG

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