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:

Saucy Siciliana said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Whooops!

Margaret D said...

Oh my, I didn't know any of that..

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Ah man, I want to believe in Betsy.

DeniseinVA said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

NanaDiana said...

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----

bj said...

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

Martha said...

Well, that's interesting...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No! Say it isn't so!

Pat Hatt said...

Shows how history can be manipulated by one claim

Holy Ghost Writer said...

History is all perspective

Christine said...

I remember reading that lovely story.

Maude Lynn said...

Propaganda!

stephen Hayes said...

Probably another myth.