22 February 2015 XXXVIII
Khamsin Molossia News

The Government of the Republic of Molossia is very proud and pleased to announce that our former Colony of Farfalla is once again a part of our nation. Farfalla is a colony of the Republic of Molossia. It is located in central Modoc County, about 11 Imperial Nortons (11 km / 6.5 miles) north of the town of Alturas, California. Farfalla is about 7,965 Square Royal Nortons (2 hectares / 4.9 acres) in size and is covered in pines. A small seasonal creek runs through the center, and a year-round spring feeds into the creek. The colony is about .5 Imperial Nortons (.5 km) north of a small lake, and lies in a hilly area known as Mahogany Ridge. The landscape is replete with juniper and piņon trees, wild flowers and grasses. Butterflies abound, hence the name of the colony, for the Italian word for butterfly. This is beautiful country and the pride of Molossia.

Farfalla Colony was originally purchased in September 2003 XXVI. It was the pride of our nation for over two years; in 2005 XXVIII a flagpole was built and a bridge constructed across Deer Run Creek. However, due to economic reasons our government was forced to relinquish Farfalla back to the United States in late 2005 XXVIII. At the same time our nation gained Desert Homestead Province. In spite of the gain of Desert Homestead the loss of Farfalla was felt keenly in Molossia. In early 2015 XXXVIII our government began to explore the possibility of regaining Farfalla, and by happenstance the land was available and quickly became ours again. Thus Farfalla has been restored as a part of Molossia after almost 10 years - and the flag waves once again over our beautiful colony!

See more pictures of beautiful Farfalla here.


The Land

Spaghetti Tree

Pines and Sky

Picnic by the Flagpole

The Flag Flies Over Farfalla Again!



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