Columbus Standard

Columbus Standard (HM12KX)

Location: Wichita, KS 67202 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.387', W 97° 20.66'

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Bicentennial Flag Memorial

European interest was first represented in the "New World" by the Viking Banner of Leif Ericson and other intrepid Norse adventurers. This banner, according to tradition, made its way to Iceland, Greenland and presumably North America about the year 1000.

By the fifteenth century, flags were symbolic of the rivalry and ambitiousness of many expanding nations. The Spanish Flag of Ferdinand, Isabella, or Columbus Standard, was the flag planted on San Salvador in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492.

European powers other than Spain soon showed interest in the new continent. Explorers such as John Sebastian Cabot (1497) as well as Sir Walter Raleigh and Humphrey Gilbert carried the Cross of St. George, the English Flag.
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HM NumberHM12KX
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
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Placed ByCity of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 645978 N 4172686
Decimal Degrees37.68978333, -97.34433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.387', W 97° 20.66'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 23.22" N, 97° 20' 39.60" W
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Area Code(s)316
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 339 N Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, US
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