Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fact of the Day: Betsy Ross Flag

When most Americans hear of Betsy Ross, they think of the woman who sewed the first American flag. Except that may not have been true. The only claim about Betsy Ross making the flag came from her grandson who said it happened almost a century after the fact in 1870. 

16 comments:

  1. In high school we were taught that she was the first one.

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  2. Well according to Ichabod Crane on the show Sleepy Hollow...Betsy Ross was a formidable operative in her own right. lol

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  3. Very interesting! I went to Betsy Ross's house in Philadelphia a few years ago.

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  4. Man....that grandson better be right! :D

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  5. LOL- Do you think they will change the history books if they find out it is not true...lol...no one around to ask, is there----

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  6. Guess no one really cares..we're just glad our flag is so beautiful

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  7. Shows how history can be manipulated by one claim

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  8. I remember reading that lovely story.

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