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Published July 04, 2011, 12:00 AM

Historic American Flag


The stars from the first American Flag sewn in Oregon is shown at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The Oregon Historical Society is displaying an impressive piece of history from its vault, what is believed to be the very first American flag sewn in Oregon. One hundred and fifty years ago, Oregon pioneer Ann Elizabeth Bills was asked to sew an American flag to celebrate Independence Day. This flag, which is being displayed at the Oregon Historical Society for the first time, has been well preserved since its first flight on 4th street in Portland on July 4, 1861. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


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