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Wichita, KS flag merchandise
Elisabeth Owens Elisabeth Owens License Plate
Elisabeth Owens Elisabeth Owens Postcards
Elisabeth Owens Elisabeth Owens 16"x20" Print
Elisabeth Owens Elisabeth Owens Kansas Flag
Elisabeth Owens Elisabeth Owens Stickers
Lindsey Kernodle Woodburnings Zoo Woodburning
ICT Socks ICT Socks
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The Wichita flag was officially accepted on Flag Day, June 14, 1937. The Winning design was created by local artist Cecil McAlister, who won a grand total of $40 for his first place design. The flag is made up of 3 distinct components: The "blue sun" is slightly off center and is a symbol of happiness & contentment. The design over the "blue sun" is a Native American symbol for "hogan" or permanent home, while the alternating red and white rays represent the path of freedom to come and go as one pleases. There were only 6 original flags made by a west-side seamstress, named Mary J. Harper. In her day, she was often referred to as "Wichita's Betsy Ross;" It took her an entire day to piece together the complicated design.