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Forgotten flags found in attic

May 25, 2013

Living in a historical home was one of the things that appealed to Barbara Beittel and her husband when they purchased their house on Washington Street in Marietta in 198....

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May-27-13 9:58 AM

"There is no 42-star flag," said Sylvi Caporale, owner of American Flags and Poles in Marietta. "(But) people could make whatever they want."

Sure there is. It was in use for 8 months according to rareflags ****, and North American Vexillogical Association, a group devoted to the scholarly study of flags, "by late spring 1890, Congress had adjourned for the summer and manufacturers made all the 42-star flags they could in anticipation of the (Fourth) of July."

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May-25-13 11:51 AM

What a sad reflection of Marietta City Schools if children really think the United States was originally founded with fifty states.

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