Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Bicentennial Flag Memorial
European interest was first represented in the “New World” by the Viking Banner of Leif Ericson and other intrepid Norse adventurers. This banner, according to tradition, made its way to Iceland, Greenland and presumably North America about the year 1000.
By the fifteenth century, flags were symbolic of the rivalry and ambitiousness of many expanding nations. The Spanish Flag of Ferdinand, Isabella, or Columbus Standard, was the flag planted on San Salvador in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492.
European powers other than Spain soon showed interest in the new continent. Explorers such as John Sebastian Cabot (1497) as well as Sir Walter Raleigh and Humphrey Gilbert carried the Cross of St. George, the English Flag.
Erected by City of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1966.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bicentennial Flag Memorial (here, next to this marker); Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Commander In Chief's Personal Flag (here, next to this marker); Grand Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) (here, next to this marker); French Tricolor (here, next to this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes (a few steps from this marker); Stars and Stripes (1818) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
Also see . . . Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. Park website homepage (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.