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By Amanda Benson
Sweetwater County Historical Museum 

Artifact of the Month: The GAR flag

 


This month’s artifact of the month is the first of a four-month series revolving around World War I and patriotic artifacts.

The Sweetwater County Museum will host a traveling exhibit on World War I from mid-July to early October, to celebrate the war’s 100-year anniversary. We decided to design an accompanying exhibit as well as feature World War I artifacts for Artifact of the Month in conjunction of the traveling exhibit.

For July, we are featuring a 48-star American flag from 1905. The flag has “GAR 1905” written on it. GAR stands for the Grand Army of the Republic, which was a...



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