Flag Quiz #7

What independent sovereign once flew this flag over part of the present United States and where?

Answer to flag quiz 6. The Union Jack of Britain. The Union Jack was modified in 1801 by adding a thin red cross (X) to represent the addition of Ireland with England, Scotland and Wales to form what is known as Britain’s United Kingdom.
This flag flew over much of the Great Lakes region until the War of 1812. It flew over Florida and southern Alabama, and Mississippi from 1763 to 1783. It flew over the Pacific Northwest in Washington and Oregon and it also flew over Hawaii which in those days were known as the Sandwich Islands so named by British Captain James Cook in the 1770's.


  1. Yup That's a Mexican Flag which flew over Texas, California and some of the sothwest for a couple of years till the USA got CA after it split into the Bare ...er Bear Replublic and Texas after it went Lone Star...State not Beer.
    Oh buddy ya better buck up cause they say its gonna get windy (the lowest low pressure system ever recorded) as in 50+ MPH sustained wind speed. If it gets dangerous let me know I'm just working a temp job and could be convinced to do a rescue mission from Chicago's near NW side (Wrigley Field home of the hapless Cubs is walking distance...my walking distance not yers).
    JM Chicago AKA Jeff The Chicagoan
    PS so you decided not to take the ferry across Lake Michigan to see the tulip fields (well out of season admnittedly) of Holland (Michigan) and the almost equally flat expanses of the Great Lakes region.