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Potter County Mistakenly Flies Chilean Flag Instead of Texas Banner

April 29, 1994

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) _ No, Potter County hasn’t been conquered by Chile.

The county flew the Chilean flag instead of the Texas banner over the courthouse for a whole day before anyone noticed.

The manufacturer had apparently put the similar-looking Chilean flag into a package marked ″Texas.″

Chile’s flag has a blue field with a single white star in the left-hand corner. The rest of the flag is a white stripe above a red stripe.

The Texas flag has a blue field with a white star over the entire left-hand side. The right side is a white stripe above a red stripe.

The mixup was noticed last week by Paul Hermann, an assistant district attorney.

″We thought we had been invaded, overthrown, and didn’t know about it,″ Hermann said.

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