Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Indiana Statehood

On this day in 1816, Indiana became the 19th state in the United States, the first of four states admitted to the growing United States in a four-year period (followed by Mississippi, Illinois and Alabama). To celebrate, we raise the Indiana state flag and the 20-star flag.

The 20-star flag was the first design change for the United States flag since 1795, and the flag which restored the 13-stripe pattern after the 15-star, 15-stripe flag design. The five stars added stand for Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana and Mississippi.

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