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2014 ANNUAL
8 March 2014
San Antonio, Texas
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NAVA MEETING

NAVA 48
3-5 Oct 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana
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ICV 26
31 Aug-4 Sep 2015
Sydney, Australia
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THE STEWART MYTH

Did Charles Stewart Design the Texas Flag?

"Did Charles Stewart design the Lone Star Flag? Though it cannot be said that he did not, the evidence presented so far to support this claim is certainly not persuasive."—Charles A. Spain, Jr.

Drs. Robert Maberry and Whitney Smith, both preeminent vexillologists who have studied the origins of the Texas flag, provided letters in spring 2009 flatly refuting the claim by Stewart's partisans that he was the flag's designer. The letters were provided in response to claims made by supporters of legislation to designate Feb. 6 as an annual "recognition day" for Stewart that would "be regularly observed by appropriate and patriotic programs in the public schools and other places[.]"

To read those letters and other information debunking the Stewart myth, click on the links below:

  • Letter from Dr. Robert Maberry, Jr., to Hon. Brandon Creighton, Tex. H. of Rep., Opposing House Bill 1624 (Creation of a Recognition Day Honoring Charles B. Stewart) (Apr. 9, 2009).
  • Letter from Dr. Whitney Smith to Charles A. Spain, Jr., Correcting Statement in The Flag Book of the United States (May 19, 2009).
  • Charles A. Spain, Jr., Who Designed the Lone Star Flag?, 18 Heritage 16 (2000).
  • Report on the Design of the Lone Star Flag (Tex. Vexillo. Commn. May 4, 2013).