U.S. 37 Star Flag

Date: 1867 - 1877

Description: Thirteen red and white stripes. Stars in 5 rows in a 8-7-7-7-8 pattern. [E21A]

This flag was never made for the collection. Information presented here is for historical purposes.

This flag flew over the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Point on May 10, 1869. Two locomotives, the Juniper and the 119, moved slowly to towards each other to the cheers of a large crowd. A golden spike was driven into the last tie to mark the completion of the project.