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Birth: Jan. 19, 1942 Saginaw Saginaw County Michigan, USA Death: Dec. 12, 2009 Saginaw Saginaw County Michigan, USA Folk Figure. He is credited with designing the current 50-star American flag, which was chosen by Congress as the official national flag of the United States on July 4, 1960. Heft's design was part of a high school class project, beginning in 1958, to replace the 48-star flag in anticipation of statehood for the territories of Alaska and Hawaii.

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Early flags for the United States of America. Even Betsy Ross's flag wasn't the first. Very interesting!

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from Country Living

A custom-framed, 48-star American flag takes center stage in the dining area of this ranch-style California home. See more of this home on A Beautiful Mess.

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from Etsy

30" x 20" Half USA Half UK Flag Wall Art on Etsy, $179.00 I think we need this for our apt!

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1944 WWII American Flag With 48 Stars / Flown in Europe During Second World War / Collectible Antique / Primitive Americana / Rustic Decor

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