Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Let Us Alone Flag

When Florida first became a state, it adopted a flag with the then-current United States flag in the corner, and five different-colored stripes.  In one of the stripes was the motto, "Let Us Alone."  It was unveiled at the inaugaration of the first Governor, William D. Moseley.  Ultimately, it was approved through resolutions by the House and Senate in the following year.
 
It was replaced by another one in 1861.  The present flag of Florida was adopted in  1900.  It was ultimately approved by both the House and Senate.

 



7 comments:

  1. It's kind of busy. Was Florida settled by recluses?

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  2. Interesting piece of history!

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  3. 27 stars for the 27th state.

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  4. It beats the present-day one hands down!

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  5. Sounds sort of grumpy or testy, maybe?

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  6. that is just funky! sounds like something texas would have! :)

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