New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Dakota Datebook: Flag Controversy


November 12, 2018

November 13, 2018—

On this date in 1913, a controversy erupted in Sykeston over whether an American flag had been used improperly. A news story stated, “When the M.E. Kremer & Co. auction sale was started, a government flag was hoisted over the building. During the night some one took down the flag and left a note protesting against the use of the old glory for commercial purposes and calling the action of raising it a disgrace.”

“The incident created considerable excitement here,” the article continued, “and different views are held by the people over the legitimacy of the u...

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