In the beginning, there was light. Everyone knows that part. But how did we learn to control and use it for ourselves? This history highlights several technologies that have been used to produce light: flame from wood, oil and gas; arc or glow from electricity; and the fluorescence of minerals.
Collecting stamps is a hobby for people of all ages who are interested in history, geography, art and world cultures. Stamps have been issued from postal services from all over the world since 1840. Every subject you can imagine has been depicted on colorful stamps: Animals, sports, maps, cars, ships, movie stars. No matter what your interest, there are stamps that will complement that interest. Stamp collecting is anything you want it to be.
On March 6, 1915, Massachusetts adopted a State flag that was very similar to the flag that flies over the Commonwealth today. The 1915 flag depicted the Commonwealth coat of arms on one side on a white field. On the other side was a blue shield with a pine tree on it, a symbol of the value placed on wood by the settlers of Massachusetts.
The official South Dakota Flag was adopted by the state in the year 1963. However according to the records of the South Dakota Flag history, it was altered in 1992, to introduce the nickname of the state. The original South Dakota Flag was adopted in 1909, which featured the state seal of South Dakota on the back while a picture of the sun was on the front.
A flagpole is the foundation of a banner, it holds the banner upright for spectators to see. Flagpoles have experienced various changes since individuals began flying banners. Preceding the modern unrest, flagpoles were made only from wood. In spite of the fact that some today still practice this specialty, most flagpole producers today use more sturdy materials.
The Pennsylvania flag was adopted in the year 1907, by the State General Assembly, when an act describing the proper design of the flag was accepted and standardized.
The land that today makes up Oklahoma was added to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Throughout the 19th century, the U.S. government relocated Indian tribes from the southeastern United States to the area, and by 1900, over 30 Indian tribes had been moved to what was originally called the Indian Territories.
Exploration by the Spanish and French, in the 17th and 18th centuries, Oregon was mapped by the Lewis and Clark expedition in their search for the Northwest Passage.
The New York Flag was formally adopted in the year 1901 and is said to be a modernized format of a Revolutionary War flag. The New York Flag history demonstrates the manner in which, the current flag came into use.
Adopted in 1911, the state flag of North Dakota displays a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its talons. The eagle carries a ribbon in its beak saying E Pluribus Unum (Latin for “out of many, one”) symbolizing one nation made up of many states. A shield with thirteen stripes on the eagle’s breast represents the original thirteen states.