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Today is the 197th anniversary of Mississippi’s admission to the United States. I have two cards to share to commemorate this anniversary:


The first is a map, the first Mississippi map card I have for my map card collection.


And the second is a card of Mississippi’s flag, which was adopted in 1894. The flag is the only U.S. flag to still include the Confederate flag’s saltire. A new flag was proposed in 2001, which would have replaced the saltire with a blue canton with 20 stars. However, a referendum to change the flag was defeated by Mississippi voters.

These cards came from cognac on the Postcrossing forum this summer.