Last modified: 2008-04-05 by rick wyatt
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by Rick Wyatt, 5 April 1998
In 1865, one star was added, representing Nevada, bringing the total number of stars to 36. There were thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies.
Rick Wyatt, 5 April 1998
The design called "The Great Star Flag" had 36 stars, and several patterns reflect this interpretation of the Continental Congress description of "a new constellation."
William E. Dunning, 1 April 1998
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 28 July 2001
This "Wagon Wheel" design is another sample of a circle of stars with an inner design. A close look will reveal a circle of stars within the outer circle with a five-point 'star cluster' in the middle. It was also a favorite naval pattern well into the 19th century.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 28 July 2001
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 30 July 2001
The "Windblown Flag" of thirty-six stars was once the possession of Civil War veteran, Louis Bernard, later a pioneer in Oregon. The canton's illusionistic design that appears to taper at one end, creates the impression that the flag is in motion - or "windblown" - even when at rest, as shown here.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 30 July 2001
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 13 August 2001
A rather mixed canton makes a very different design here. Could this be an aerial bomb? This flag was not used widely with only a few confirmed uses as a garrison flag.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 13 August 2001