<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="cs" lang="en"> <head> <meta name="google-site-verification" content="YR-PlaJ50gl-Q5QbRX1tlzRvyuVisAP4Qgh8IqMx0dU" /> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <title>Mississippi Flags</title> <meta content="Mississippi Flags, Magnolias and Live Oaks, Southern Culture, Civil War Archives, CSA Soldiers, Uniforms, Recipes, Mississippi, Fashion, Humor, CSA Currency, Heritage" name="keywords" /> <meta content="Mississippi Flags, Southern Thinking, Magnolias and Live Oaks, Southern Culture, History, Heritage, Fashion, Humor, CSA Currency, Uniforms" name="description" /> <meta name="copyright" lang="en" content="" xml:lang="en" /> <meta name="robots" content="all,follow" /> <script src="/js_liveclock.js" type="text/javascript"> </script> <style type="text/css"> /*<![CDATA[*/ <!-- body { scrollbar-face-color:#A5B59C; scrollbar-highlight-color:#6c5533; scrollbar-3dlight-color:#000000; scrollbar-darkshadow-color:#000000; scrollbar-shadow-color:#FFFFFF; scrollbar-arrow-color:#000000; scrollbar-track-color:#C4CABC; } --> /*]]>*/ </style> <style type="text/css"> /*<![CDATA[*/ <!-- html { scrollbar-face-color:#A5B59C; scrollbar-highlight-color:#6c5533; scrollbar-3dlight-color:#000000; scrollbar-darkshadow-color:#000000; scrollbar-shadow-color:#FFFFFF; scrollbar-arrow-color:#000000; scrollbar-track-color:#C4CABC; } --> /*]]>*/ </style> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"> </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/scrolltopcontrol.js"> //<![CDATA[ /*********************************************** * Scroll To Top Control script- ) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Project Page at http://www.dynamicdrive.com for full source code ***********************************************/ //]]> </script> <style type="text/css"> /*<![CDATA[*/ li.c1 {list-style: none} span.c1 {font-size: 11px; color: #3C523D; text-decoration: none; padding: 5px; margin: 5px 25px 5px 5px; text-align: left;float:right; } span.c2 {font-size: 11px; color: #3C523D; text-decoration: none; padding: 5px; margin: 5px 15px 5px 45px; text-align: left; float:left; } span.c3 {font-size: 14px; color: #3C523D; text-decoration: none; padding: 5px; margin: 5px 15px 5px 55px; text-align: left; float:left; } /*]]>*/ </style> <link href="/css/mississippi_flags.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen,projection" /> <style type="text/css"> /* !DYNAMIC CSS GALLERY */ .gallerycontainer {position: relative;height:605px;padding-left: 15px; padding-top: 15px; /*Add a height attribute and set to largest image's height to prevent overlaying*/} .thumbnail img {border: 1px solid #000;padding: 1px; margin-right:10px; float:left;} .thumbnail:hover {background-color: transparent;} .thumbnail:hover img {border: 1px solid #000;padding:1px;} .thumbnail span { /*CSS for enlarged image*/ position: absolute; background-color:transparent;padding: 1px;visibility: hidden; left: -600px; color: #000;text-decoration: none;} .thumbnail span img { /*CSS for enlarged image*/ padding-left: 1px;padding-right: 1px;text-align:center;} .thumbnail:hover span { /*CSS for enlarged image*/ visibility: visible;top: 30px; left: 150px; /*position where enlarged image should offset horizontally */ z-index: 50;position:fixed;/* if you have lots of image in your rep*/} .thumbnail ul{ padding:5px;list-style:none;} .thumbnail li{ padding:2px;margin:0 5px 5px 0;list-style:none;margin:0 auto; } </style> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"> </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/web/scrolltopcontrol.js"> //<![CDATA[ /*********************************************** * Scroll To Top Control script- ) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Project Page at http://www.dynamicdrive.com for full source code ***********************************************/ //]]> </script> </head> <body> <!-- Layout --> <div id="layout"> <div id="header"></div> <div id="container"> <div class="content"> <div class="intro intro-in"> <h3>Banners Symbolize Eras Over Which They Waved</h3> <span class="c1">Mouseover to Enlarge Flags</span> <br /><br /> <p><a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="/mississippi/bourbon_flag_sm.jpg" width="100px" height="80px" alt="" /><span><img src="/mississippi/bourbon_flag_lg.jpg" alt="" /></span></a> Bourbon Flag of France (1682 - 1763) - The first flag that whipped in the Mississippi breeze stemmed from the arrival of Sieur de La Salle, the French explorer who in 1682 claimed the Mississippi River area for his king, Louis XIV. This flag flew over Mississippi forts at Ocean Springs (Fort Maurepas) and Natchez, until the French were ousted in 1763.</p> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <p><a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="/mississippi/british_flag_sm.jpg" width="100px" height="80px" alt="" /><span><img src="/mississippi/brittish_flag_lg.jpg" alt="" /></span></a>British Red Ensign (1763 - 1779)- England gained these lands in 1763 -- when France, along with Spain and their Indian allies, lost the French and Indian War to England. Then England took possession of the northern half of Mississippi (as part of its Georgia colony) and the southern half of Mississippi (as part of its West Florida colony). During this era, the flag flew in Vicksburg and Natchez and opposed the Americans in the Revolutionary War, farther north.</p> <br /> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <p><a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="/mississippi/spanish_flag_sm.jpg" width="100px" height="80px" alt="" /><span><img src="/mississippi/spanish_flag_lg.jpg" alt="" /></span></a>Spanish Flag of Castile and Leon (1779 - 1785) - In 1779, during the reign of Charles III, Jose Galvez seized West Florida from England while England was busy in the Revolutionary War. Galvez then unfurled this banner of Spain in Pascagoula, Natchez and Vicksburg. In 1785, the Spanish flag changed to an emblem called the Spanish Bars of Aragon. A portion of Mississippi remained under Spain until 1798.</p> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <p><a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="/mississippi/star_spangled_sm.jpg" width="100px" height="80px" alt="" /><span><img src="/mississippi/star_spangled_flag_lg.jpg" alt="" /></span></a>U.S. Star Spangled Banner (1798 - 1818) - In 1798, Mississippi became a U.S. territory and this flag continued to fly as the Mississippi Territory was expanded. In 1810, the Republic of West Florida (including Mississippi coastal counties) became U.S. land. Later, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian lands were added to the territory. This U.S. flag also waved in 1</p> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <p><a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="/mississippi/bonnie_blue_sm.jpg" width="100px" height="80px" alt="" /><span><img src="/mississippi/bonnie_blue_flag.jpg" alt="" /></span></a>Republic of West Florida (74 days in 1810) - In 1810, southernmost Mississippi became part of the Republic of West Florida. Then this banner, known as the Bonnie Blue Flag, flew over Mississippi coastal counties. Before this, the U.S. believed it already had acquired southernmost Mississippi when it bought the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803. But Spain refused to evacuate the area. So, in 1810, American settlers rebelled against the Spanish and drove them east. The Americans then formed the Republic of West Florida and applied for U.S. statehood. President James Madison responded that West Florida already was in the Louisiana Purchase and ordered officials to take posssession. Then, that area was added to the Mississippi Territory. In 1861, this flag resurfaced at the Old Capitol in Jackson, where Mississippi had just passed the Ordinance of Succession. Its lone star, again, symbolized a claim of independence.</p> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <p><a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="/mississippi/magnolia_sm.jpg" width="100px" height="80px" alt="" /><span><img src="/mississippi/magnolia_flag_lg.jpg" alt="" title="The Magnolia Flag used from 1861 to 1894" /></span></a>Mississippi Magnolia Flag (1861) - January 9, 1861 -- Mississippi voted to secede from the Union. For a few weeks, the old Bonnie Blue Flag of 1810 was the new Sovereign Republic of Mississippi informal symbol. On January 26, the republic adopted a new flag with the Bonnie Blue Flag in its canton and a magnolia tree its center field. When the Sovereign Republic of Mississippi joined the Confederate States of America, March 27, the short-lived Magnolia flag was replaced by the Confederacy's flag. Though Mississippi flew the flags of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865, the Magnolia Flag actually remained the "official" flag for 33 years.</p> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <p><a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="/mississippi/miss_flag_sm.jpg" width="100px" height="80px" alt="" /><span><img src="/mississippi/miss_flag_lg.jpg" alt="" /></span></a><br />State of Mississippi Flag. Adopted by the Mississippi Legislature in 1894. The flag is unique among U.S. state flags as it is the sole remaining U.S. state flag which still depicts the Confederate battle flag's saltire, after Georgia adopted a new state flag in 2003.</p> <br /> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <span class="c3">State Flower and Tree<br /> In 1900, the school children of Mississippi selected the Magnolia as the State Flower. <br /> In 1952, the Legislature selected the Magnolia as the Official State Tree</span> <br /> <img src="/images/divider.gif" width="575" height="14" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <div class="box" id="nav"> <ul> <li id="active"><a href="http://www.angelpig.org/">Home</a></li> <li><a href="/sitemenu.html">Site Menu</a></li> <li> 1997-Present: Collected &amp; Arranged by AngelS</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="footer"> </div> <!-- NO COPY--> <script type="text/javascript"> //<![CDATA[ //Disable select-text script (IE4+, NS6+)- By Andy Scott //Exclusive permission granted to Dynamic Drive to feature script //Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com for this script function disableselect(e){ return false } function reEnable(){ return true } //if IE4+ document.onselectstart=new Function ("return false") //if NS6 if (window.sidebar){ document.onmousedown=disableselect document.onclick=reEnable } //]]> </script><!--NO COPY--> <!--NO CLICK--> <script type="text/javascript"> //<![CDATA[ <!-- //Disable right mouse click Script //By Maximus (maximus@nsimail.com) //For full source code, visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com var message=""; /////////////////////////////////// function clickIE() {if (document.all) {alert(message);return false;}} function clickNS(e) {if (document.layers||(document.getElementById&&!document.all)) { if (e.which==2||e.which==3) {alert(message);return false;}}} if (document.layers) {document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);document.onmousedown=clickNS;} else{document.onmouseup=clickNS;document.oncontextmenu=clickIE;} document.oncontextmenu=new Function("return false") // --> //]]> </script><!--NO CLICK--> </body> </html>