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    United Sates of American 39-Star Flag. 39-star flag representing the anticipated admission of the Dakota Territory as a single state following Colorado's admission in 1876 as the 38th state. During the 1876 Centennial, it had been envisioned that the Dakota Territory (encompassing the present states of North and South Dakota) would be admitted as a single state. Internal divisions within the territory, including the debate over the location of the state capital, delayed the admission of Dakota until 1889. In that year the territory was divided into North and South Dakota, admitted as the 39th and 40th states on November 2, 1889, followed by the admission of Montana on November 8, 1889, and by Washington on November 11, 1889. A rare example of the "flag that never was," this small display flag is believed to have been made at the time of the 1876 Centennial in anticipation of the admission of Dakota. Printed in color on cotton cloth. Measures approximately 8.50" X 12."

    Condition:
    Fine, some slight fading & discoloration, no holes or tears.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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