Friday, June 10, 2016

Flag Friday: Gloriana by Jeff Provine

Guest post by Jeff Provine.
The flag of Gloriana, the twenty-third state in the Union. Its green field represents the sprawling green lands of the state, ranging from the Mississippi to the Red River with numerous bayous. The eagle of course represents the United States, part of Aaron Burr’s fervent patriotism after his trial for treason. It is shown without talons, instead hanging proud, strong, and free with a loud cry of its authority. The script below is part of a quote from Aaron Burr’s grandfather, famed theologian and preacher Jonathan Edwards, “Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.”

As Hellfire turns out, of course, Burr left off that first part for a reason.

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Jeff Provine is a cartoonist, author, and professor in Oklahoma.  His blog This Day in Alternate History takes important events on a date and explores how they might've gone differently.  More of his work may be found at www.jeffprovine.com.

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