Seven flags were dropped off at the Haddam Town Office Building several weeks ago. They included a 44-star flag, a 46-star flag, two 48-star flags and three 50-star flags.
—The 44-star flag recognized Wyoming as the 44th state, and was in service from July 4, 1890 to July 3, 1896.
—The 46-star flag recognized Oklahoma as the 46th state, and was in service from July 4, 1908 to July 3, 1912.
—There was a 47-star flag for Mexico, but it was in service for only one month in 1912. This is a very rare flag and there are only ten known to be still in existence.
—The 48-star flag recognized New Mexico and Arizona as the 47th and 48th states, and was in service from July 4, 1912 to July 5, 1959.
—The 50-star flag recognized Hawaii as the 50th state, and has been in service since July 4, 1960.