Okaaay just a couple more things, then I swear I’ll shut up. :P
1. Outside of the historic Jackson County jail
2. One of the flags in the flag collection at the Mid-Continent Genealogical Library.
3. They had every colonial-era flag that the colonies used.
4. This reminded me of you, Mak. :P This happens to be the flag of the 2nd New Hampshire regiment during the Revolution. A similar flag crossed the Delaware with Washington in the winter of 1777.
Oh, and one other thing we discovered today.
The Hair Museum in Independence.
Some lady has been collecting Victorian hair wreaths for over 40 years. It’s the world’s largest collection. This was one of many rather morbid hobbies of the Victorians, collecting hair from their loved ones (often dead loved ones) and making wreaths out of it.
They also made jewelry out of hair, necklaces and bracelets and watchbands and such. Sometimes when a guy went off to war or to travel for business, they’d have watch bands made from their wife’s hair, just so that he’d “always remember her.”
I find the whole thing extraordinarily creepy.