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- Rich, Vivid Color
- Mildew Resistant
- 200 Denier Nylon
- Light Breeze Flyability
- 4 Rows of Lock Stitching on the Fly End
- 2 Row of Lock Stitching on Header
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The Betsy Ross story has been told many times before and there are many that dispute it. Despite the many versions and arguments surrounding the alleged event it still an interesting tale. Betsy Ross (1752 – 1836) was an upholsterer in Philadelphia; she produced uniforms, tents, and flags for Continental forces. Before she was contracted by the Continental Congress to produce all of these items for the soldiers in 1776, she had to learn how to sew. She was brought up in a strict Quaker dominated household. The Quakers lived a very plain and disciplined life, usually working as farmers, shopkeepers and artisans. Betsy Ross went down an artisan path learning how to sew from her great aunt, Sarah Elizabeth Ann Griscom. Later on, her father apprenticed her to an upholsterer named William Webster.
In the spring on 1776, the legend goes that George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at that time, accompanied by Robert Morris and George Ross. They were looking to commission a new American flag, and showed her the sketched design showing the above flag, the only difference is that stars were to be 6-pointed stars. After Ross explained and demonstrated that the 5-point would be easier to cut and applique the agreed. It was finished in the summer of 1776. Now many scholars discount this story, due to the many inconsistencies in the story and the paper trail that goes along with it. In all the diaries and journals of the people involved, including Benjamin Franklin as he replaces Washington in another version of the story, don’t mention anything about a national flag or Betsy Ross in 1776.
Although there are curious bits of consequential evidence that do surface showing that it could be a possibility. From John Ross, late husband to Betsy, was a business partner with Robert Morris who was on the Marine Committee at the time the National Flag Act of 1777was being voted in. Also, George Washington has one documented transaction with John & Betsy Ross, when he bought bed hangings from them back in 1774. Either way, the years between now and then have cultivated a convoluted story. Whether she actually created the first flag or not, it is still a symbol of the American spirt and our unity.