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A Wodd for Kids Tuesday, dud 3. 2001 5C Record ~ogressive, Record, Reporter to believe that this is what looked like Just over 100 This Picture was taken the Fourth of July parade of The fire house can be seen south side OF the street. living with the dirt, end the unpaved Main StreeU Photo courtesy of Plumas County Museum and other stories Plumas County kids celebrate the Fourth--in the 1800s! No one really knows who made the design for the first stars and stripes. Some historians think it was Congressman Francis Hopkinson who designed it. It wasn't until 1912 that our gov- ernment decided on the order of the stars, and the flag's size. Flags made Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing Liberty" Here is Washington's flag, from 1775. It was his own personal flag, The Fourth of July has been a time of great celebration in this country ever since the American Revolution. Thanks to letters, pictures, and other sources, we have a pretty good idea of the kinds of things people did for the holiday right here at home in Plumas County before this sometimes look pretty flown when he was Commander-In- The following passage is from the Plumas County Museums book, , odd, with the arrangement of the Chief during the Revolutionary ......... ' ..... rowmg up in mumas bounty l oo stars, or the size of the flag, looking War. A copy of, this flag flies today ..... " ii il" i 1920 It was written oy manor off. This was because the making of at Washington s Headquarters, at . "", ...... Josepnme riarvey wmnerton wno the flag was left up to the flag Valley Forge. . .... . was oorn m 1853 ana grew up m maker. Although this next flag is the flag .......... bpamsnKancn Tnere was a mg The very first unofficial flag of that people most often recognize as ...... : ' ....... the United States the first official ourtn o[ duly cemurauon Hve miles . OF Betsy Ross is had thirteen United States from the Ranch at a little place called at the Betsy Ross stri- s and thir fla- it reall'"Mountain House Everyone for miles ij~ - g, Y _--4. )r old house--onteen stars There isn't Because around was there....there was a big It In Philadel dinner in a long building phla, Pc. was one star and there was no .... " d :- one stripe for _lB official fla dur- A procession was formed and the m, .... mone of the oldest in the each of the first in" the firs't "ear first thing I knew, a little boy of my --------=:--7.. _ ...... ans, Is just about the best ..... 2" .... s.. own a,,e ana w-,-o .... vnom courtesy or viumas ounty Museum Sl Sca Dl nltt:i l x, coiomes, o, me uniteu ............. ........ :rU :U natt iotha WhioChou/U n;d i Steart:S'a ther twh idireli u:fsaahm: airt2se tre:s i;6,Pl uT; ta a::n:: l:llfo licia ry and tells a story ofs t a t e s -- --- big as a plate Gr e Go lwin dre 4 l in . . . numoer oI nags When we'were lifted into our patriotic costumes, mimicking Lg rlv n 1 Connecticut, llllJJJlJl made by people ........... a pe - D e 1 a w a r e, in their homes,cnairs everyoody was standing and cmtnes worn uurmg tne allra England. G e o r g i a and the,, w .... n they clapped their hands and harra- American Revolution. IL.f t our tlag Is the third oldest ...... ' ' dHIer- ..... lS w :rrkll lder than the flags of M2s::cha t s SenI .ewnati The toastmaster sat at the other cheered -that " . Bay, New most of thn ,, end of our table. When the dinner After a while, someone helped us 01~ e..f-ross .make such great H~mn~hiro Now ~ ~ n~.~ :,...wa ~.~." had reached the right point, he stood down and we were allowed to go out ~US'~ ~ple who are frighting Jers-"e~y, ..... New ~ ~ I't'~lS "al'~.g~';~q*il~d up and, with his glass in his hand, where the big boys were firing fire- on of uag was commis- York "' North ,ho said something and everybody crackers." ing Come a .- ...........C a r o 1 i n a, Flag." ico), 11i4, 1777 o rP c.,ate nation. On Pennsylvania, The next flag e an n ssrdered Rhode Island, is called the .., , uag. We celebrate outh Carolina Grand Umon , .-., a, ...... . S .....' ......... I Government Find I ae' to ana vngmla. Jml nag oz rcm. it Is dfor s said tha ..... Although no rm,,m,m also known as [ The titles of 14 political officials are hidden [ hichi flag wa ne_twst United one knows for the Continental [ throughout the scrambled puzzle below. See how - [ Ross maae by Betsy sure why the ,m**m Jmm flag. This, and [ many-you can t-rod and circle. The words horizon- J ,,ui America . " . " . .:r...She was b,,2 flag originatorsof not the.flag with I tally'an'dvertically, backward and forward. I ad la tionary tr" e The stars are an ancient symboldesign so much that he ordered it be ] I e P lot Wi/-~IL)K 3 U/"r~l~.v to vorks, Washington, who w .. used in India, Persia and Egypt, and flown to celebrate the creation of I lvl ur v*ow x ] became our symbolize sovereignty, as well as the Continental Army on New ] R O T A N A M R E D L A I vis" - a ~t presi ..... -- "-" -- see: lted Betsy Ross and high 1deals. Sovereignty meant that Year s Day, 1776. The Grand Union [ ;," n n" r v- D [ "ise aau uesign and ..... o, eu each state has its own rules, and, Flag was flown on Prospect Hill in I U r" v l o L) ix I e " ,-a e a natmnalexcept for the laws decided on by Somerville on that day, near his [ F. P R E A 1 P M E N I S [ don't knowforsur, ,,., _, the whole country together, each headquarters at Cambridge, i 0 7 O -D- l:: D l:! ] 2re- :really did make the u..t etsy state is free to govern itself.Massachusetts. _ [ v tx x L, X x., x., [ tory is very popular, out Because more and more statesTo find out more about tlags and I I C O U N C I L O R P Y I lated by -- n_7 an a waswere added to the union, more and U.S. history, look at these useful I T V D" J betsy ltoss's < wwusfla or /con 1 v 1 o 1 ;X ix '- r. lSons, wh~ r,....... more stars and stripes were added sites: http://w . g. g . [ v o _t~ ~ ~ L ~ x L~ a'~ [ a 1870. "-" telling the to the flag. It became really crazy, so federate.stars.and.bars..html>,