Stars and Stripes (1818)

Stars and Stripes (1818) (HM12LL)

Location: Wichita, KS 67202 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.39', W 97° 20.654'

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There was considerable concern that the addition of a new stripe for each new state would create hopeless confusion. Therefore, Congress established the still current law that provided that after July 4, 1818 the flag would show thirteen stripes and a new star each time a state was added to the Union. Under this policy, the 1818 Stars and Stripes became a twenty-star and thirteen-stripe flag representing the twenty states at the time and the thirteen original colonies.

Although the Pawnee Indians of Republic County, with the encouragement of Zebulon Pike, were the first to raise an American Flag over Kansas, it is likely that the first White settlement to have the Stars and Stripes displayed was Cantonment Martin. Established in 1819 by the U.S. Army on the Isle on Vache, it would have been the twenty-star flag that served as the Cantonment's garrison flag.
HM NumberHM12LL
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Placed ByCity of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 645987 N 4172692
Decimal Degrees37.68983333, -97.34423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.39', W 97° 20.654'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 23.40" N, 97° 20' 39.24" W
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Area Code(s)316
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 371 N Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, US
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