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Buffalo Flag Waves High and Mighty

In the past we’ve featured some fun photos of Buffalo tattoos that people have submitted (see here). Today we’re posting a different type of “flag”. This photo features a Buffalonian who has taken our “brand” to an entirely different level – a highly elevated one.

After an article was featured on BRO stating that not enough hometown flags were flying around the city (see here), this Buffalo boy decided that he would order one, have it delivered across the country, and display it where no Buffalo flag had ever flown… from the top of Mount Shasta in Northern California.

From Robert Garlow:

“I grew up in East aurora NY and spent 2006-2012 getting my degrees from UB in Environmental Design and Architecture while living in the Elmwood Village near the West Side with my then fiancé and now wife. We both absolutely love Buffalo and cherish the years spent there with hope of returning someday. We decided to conduct a mini life adventure and move west to Washington State to explore the mountains and coast for a few years.


“It hasn’t been long since you wrote an article that brought attention to this flag. Since that time, one has been hand delivered to us on the West Coast and taken to the top of Mt. Shasta in Northern California. It will now reside in our apartment in Washington State. Cheers to Buffalo. Cheers to home.


“My Brother, Brad Garlow, pictured on the right, and friend Neil Crouthammel (pictured on left) who are also lifelong and current WNYers purchased and brought with them the Buffalo flag on a recent visit last week and it made its way on a two day climb up the eastern face to the summit of 14,179′.”



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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