Looking at the comments section, it seems that foreigners have more respect for American history than Americans do. — jtl, 419
by Al Benson Jr. via the Copperhead Chronicle
Most Southern patriots are familiar with the Bonne Blue Flag and the song that goes along with it. For a long time I had a Bonnie Blue Flag flying at my house.
The history of that flag goes all the way back to the early 1800s all the way back to when Spain and France had a disagreement as to whether West Florida was included in the area each country claimed. When Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 he sort of inherited the debate. The inhabitants of West Florida were mostly people that spoke English and they were not real happy with either France or Spain, neither of which could deal with them in English.
A revolt took place in West Florida in 1803, led by the three Kemper Brothers. And while it was not successful, it told the Spanish…
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