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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

French Tricolor

Bicentennial Flag Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. French Tricolor Marker
Inscription.  
With the Revolution won and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the United States was extended westward to the Mississippi River. To the west of the Mississippi, the French Tricolor waved over French Louisiana until the purchase of that huge territory by the United States in 1803. Spanish and later Mexican Flags also flew over a vast area of the west and southwest.

Only as the result of Treaties with Spain, the establishment of the Republic of Texas, settlements at the conclusion of the Mexican War and the Gadsden Purchase (1853) from Mexico did the United States come to own the old Spanish lands all the way to the Pacific Ocean. While the French Tricolor and Spanish Flags were being withdrawn from the North American Continent, British and Russian interests remained.

The Russian-American Company Flag flew over Alaska and an outpost in northern California. Also the Oregon Country was jointly occupied by the British and the United States until the "Oregon question" was answered by the forty-ninth parallel settlement of 1846.

By 1853, the main area of the United States had reached its present size. Russia withdrew
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By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bicentennial Flag Memorial
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in 1867 when Alaska was purchased and the United States was extended beyond the continental limits.
 
Erected by City of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 37° 41.389′ N, 97° 20.656′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park. 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. Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) (here, next to this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes (here, next to this marker); Grand Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Stars and Stripes (1818) (here, next to this marker); Commander In Chief's Personal Flag (here, next to this marker); Thirty-Four Star Flag (1861) (here, next to this marker); Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Columbus Standard (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Louisiana Purchase. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. French National Symbols: The Tricolor
French Tricolor Flag image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
3. French Tricolor Flag
. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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