Thursday, October 26, 2017

What to do With the Old Flags

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When Utah became the 45th state in 1896, all the new flags in stock had the 45th star sewn on them. What happened to all existing flags that were flying with 44 stars?
a.                  Sent to the United States colonies
b.                  Had a 45th star sewn on them
c.                   Continued to fly until worn out
d.                  Placed for public sale
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  The University of Utah
By 1880 the University [of Utah] had become desperate for a home. Along with its child, the Model School, later called the Training School, it had been a peripatetic institution [the University], wandering from place to place: Mrs. Pack’s home, the Council House (four times), the Thirteenth Ward school (twice), one class in Brigham Young’s private school for his children, the Old Store, Social Hall, Deseret Museum Building, the Eighteenth Ward school, Fremont school, and finally the last stop in Union Academy Building. But it was an institution which was always teaching—with dignity, diligence, and devotion.

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1996) Vol. 7,341.

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