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Wichita, KS flag merchandise
Heady Lights Handmade Ceramic Hogan Heart Magnet
Elisabeth Owens Wichita Flag No. 10 T-Shirt
ICTMakers Leather Keychain
ICTMakers Acrylic Bison Earrings
Elisabeth Owens Elisabeth Owens 16"x20" Print
Elisabeth Owens Elisabeth Owens Stickers
The Workroom VW Bus Wichita KS Crop Tank
The Workroom VW Bus Wichita KS T-Shirt
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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.