Does Mount Prospect have a town flag?


Here’s an email I sent to Mount Prospect’s Village Hall:

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Does Mount Prospect have a town flag?

From: “spudart.org”

Date: Tue, September 14, 2004 3:49 pm

To: pio@mountprospect.org

Does the great town of Mount Prospect, Illinois have an official town flag? What is a town without aflag? Surely Mount Prospect must have a grand flag. Perhaps it has something friendly on it,because it’s such a friendly town. Not like that Dan Akroyd in Blues Brother where he said that, inits early days, Mt. Prospect was a tough group.

Maybe it’s got some blue in it. A light blue. With two horizontal lines. Wait no. That is too muchlike Chicago’s flag. uh…

I’d like to see the heads of Friedrich and Johanna Busse on the flag. Nawww, that would make theflag too busy. (get it? Busy… Busse)

Well, I hope Mount Prospect has a flag already, cuz i’m plum outta ideas. Well, if you need me to, ican come up with more ideas. But I still would like to know if Mount Prospect has an official flag.Please let me know if one exists or not.

-Matt Maldre, flag expert

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laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

check their website. they probably have a flag. why are you so concerned about mount prospect?

laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

what’s that? it’s the world’s smallest violin. 😉 how did mt. prospect get its name? now that’s an interesting question.

lwells
17 years ago

MOUNT prospect is a place where friendliness is a way of life. Actually i think they were trying to lure city people to the northwest suburbs, and part of the marketing scheme was to make them think they were moving on up. Arlington HEIGHTS, MOUNT prospect, prospect HEIGHTS, as if you could reach a whole new level of life there.

laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

Montreal is named after a mountain [“Mont Royal””>. is there a mountain named Prospect in Mount Prospect? how would they come up with this name otherwise?

lwells
17 years ago

well it is actually the highest point in cook county. the actual highest point is supposedly right on my street (my 102 year old neighbor Mrs. Bydal told me that, she moved to mount prospect in 1926 so she knows A LOT about it). i guess prospect got thrown in because ezra eggleston, the dude who named it, thought it had great prospects. i love moutains, but it is far from a mountain. i think he was trying to make it out to be bigger than it was. i mean it is BIG on friendliness. but you dont feel like you are high up or anything.

laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

sounds like the founders were trying to attract people to the “mountain” of Chicagoland by building it up [ha!”> in people’s imagination. nothing wrong with that. i’m originally from Elmhurst, which was settled by Germans [hence the “hurst”?”> and i think has a lot of elms in it. there are a lot of trees, at any rate. Elmhurst’s first name was “Cottage Hill”. neither city name is as grand-sounding as Mount Prospect. so there you are.

lwells
17 years ago

oh, i like elmhurst, its seems to me like friendliness is a way of life there too. i know some great people from elmhurst. mount prospect was founded by germans too YEY GERMANS

laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

elmhurst has a great public high school – York, which i attended. but it’s not what you’d call a diverse town. that’s why i like living in the big city [one of the reasons, anyway”>.

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