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LateNight 05-22-2007 11:21 PM

Pictures of the courthouse.. please explain
 
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O.k. so this first picture is from the Historic Photos Group.
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and this picture I took in front of the courthouse a few months ago..

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now certainly the statues are the same.. but damn, did the Courthouse go through some major updates/reconstruction ? or did the courthouse change locations and the statue got moved ? :)

or is it, just that the perspective of the photos are so different ? I can't recognize the building ?

joepole 05-23-2007 09:43 AM

The courthouse that is there now was built in 1926, that first picture is of the one that stood there prior.

rhertz 05-23-2007 11:56 PM

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Wow, we have a psudo-confederate flag flying outside of the courthouse? (second picture) I didn't know that. Exactly, what kind of flag is that? I don't recall seeing a flag exactly like that before.

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LateNight 05-24-2007 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by rhertz
Wow, we have a psudo-confederate flag flying outside of the courthouse? (second picture) I didn't know that. Exactly, what kind of flag is that? I don't recall seeing a flag exactly like that before.

Not to be confused with the 2nd National Flag:
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1937_84533304

History of the Confederate 2nd National Flag
Not more than a year after the adoption of the Stars and Bars the issue of designing a new flag for the Confederate States was raised with the intention to create a flag that was in no way similar to the Union's Stars and Stripes. Adopted on May 1, 1863 this flag displayed the Battle Flag in the canton on a field of pure white, giving it it's the "Stainless Banner". The white field is symbolic for the purity of the Cause which is reprsented. One of the first uses for this flag was to drape the coffin of General Thomas J. Jackson. "Stonewall" Jackson died on May 10, 1863 from pneumonia he contracted in the treatment of his injuries received on May 2nd. On May 12, his body lay in state in the Confederate House of Representatives, by order of the president, the first new flag manufactured dropped his coffin. This "Stainless Banner" is now on display in the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond.

History of Confederate 3rd National Flag
(like the one flying in front of the courthouse)

Due to the fact that the 2nd National's pure white field could be mistaken for a flag surrender, on March 4, 1865 this last flag of the Confederacy was adopted.
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1937_84690107
This design added a red bar to the end of the "Stainless" flag. This flag flew for thirty six days in 1865 until the south surrendered on April 9th.

joepole 05-24-2007 09:37 AM

That is a confederate war memorial, so flying a confederate flag is appropriate.


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