Flag of Easton, Pennsylvania
|Adopted||July 8, 1776 (according to legend)|
|Design||A blue field with 13 alternating red and white stripes in the canton and 12 white 8-pointed stars circling another white 8-pointed star to the right of the design in the canton|
The Easton flag is a banner used to represent Easton, Pennsylvania.
The flag was used as a company flag under Captain Abraham Horn in the War of 1812, and some suspect that the design may only date from this era.[nb 1] The flag was returned in 1821 to the Easton library for safe-keeping when the company returned. The Easton Area Public Library still holds the flag.
- It is worth noting that US flags of this era had 15 stars and 15 stripes.
- Mastai, pg 39
- Landauer, Bill (June 13, 2015). "Did Betsy Ross rip off Easton?". themorningcall.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
- "Marx Room Easton Flag". Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- It was presented to the infantry by Rosanna Beidleman Wagener (1775-1848).
- Jones, Kyle M. (28 June 2013). "A Short History of Easton's Flag (Retyped)". Easton, PA Patch. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- Mastai, Boleslaw and Marie-Louise D'Otrange The Stars and the Stripes. The American Flag as Art and as History from the Birth of the Republic to the Present ©1973. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. ISBN 0-394-47217-9
- Flag history from Easton Area Public Library