VIDEO: Meet the ‘Betsy Ross’ of San Diego County

Back in 1957, the County was looking for someone to create its flag. Estelle Secor was a County employee back then who just so happened to have some really great artistic abilities.

So she hand-sewed the flag during the evenings while her husband watched TV. And for many years, it sat proudly in a case in the Board of Supervisor’s chambers.

Only the embroidered emblem of the original flag has survived and you can come see it for yourself on display at the County Administration Center located at 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego. You can learn more about Secor and the meaning of the County flag in the video above.


Suzanne Bartole is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.