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    Thirty-Nine Star Flag: The Flag "That Shouldn't Be". This 25" x 17" cotton flag has 39 stars. In checking our references, we discover that North Dakota was the 39th state and that South Dakota was the 40th state, but they were both admitted to the Union at the exact same time on November 2, 1889. President Benjamin Harrison refused to tell the public which statehood bill he signed first, so that nobody really knew what state was the 39th and what state was the 40th. North Dakota is considered the 39th only by virtue of alphabetical order. Given the facts of the matter, there was no logic in producing 39-stars flags. It should have skipped from 38 to 40. This example is in great shape.

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    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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