Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Most Southern State in the Union Geographic Heritage Flags

Hawaii is the most southern state in the US as of now, but before then several other states were once Queen of the South.  Before Hawaii, Florida was Queen; before Florida, Louisiana was Queen; before Louisiana, Georgia was Queen; before Georgia, Delaware was the original Southern Queen of the South.

For nearly a month, 28 days, Delaware was the most southern state in the union from December 7, 1787 until January 2, 1788. 
For 24 years no state could limbo more southward than Georgia from January 2, 1788 until April 30, 1812, whence Louisiana lowered the bar just few more degrees.  
For 33 years Louisiana sat on the bottom southern seat of America from April 30, 1812 until she was unseated by Florida on March 30, 1845. 
For the longest time - 114 years - Florida became the most Southern State of America from March 30, 1845 until August 21, 1959. Hawaii slipped into that most southern of southern grooves, by hanging it extra loose.

There is no Hawaiian flag because Hawaii is the reining Queen of the South, so that flag flies clean without the numbers and letter.  You can see it here.  The same flag see there is also appropriate for Pele Point in Canada.

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