Re: How many Stars did the Flag have that flew at the original Golden Spike ceremony?
The question about the appearance of the flag at Promontory brings up a host of questions about the summit on May 10, 1869. Don’t know if the group wants to tackle more such questions, but a review of the article by J. N. Bowman published in 1956 may be a vehicle for exploring assumptions about the scene, ceremony and impedimenta. Some of my thoughts are in the attached. I'm out the next couple weeks,
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