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category: Sights, date: 2015-02-19, by Otto Bochman
Avenue Of Flags

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Come to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota and walk the Avenue of Flags!The Avenue of Flags

The following text is from a the brochure available in the Information Center (IC) at Mount Rushmore. That brochure does not include images of the flags. You can download this version in PDF format that does include the flag images.

History:
Flags are powerful symbols which remind people of their common heritage, history and ideals. The Avenue of Flags was initially established as part of the celebration of America's Bicentennial at the request of a visitor. The 56 flags represent the 50 states, one district, three territories, and two commonwealths of the United States of America.

Placement:
The flags are arranged in alphabetical order with the A's on the walkway near the concession building and the W's near the Visitor Center/Museum. If you have trouble locating your flag, ask a park ranger for assistance.

Admission of States:

Delaware 17871. Delaware 1787
Pennsylvania 17872. Pennsylvania 1787
New Jersey 17873. New Jersey 1787
Georgia 17884. Georgia 1788
Connecticut 17885. Connecticut 1788
Massachusetts 17886. Massachusetts 1788
Maryland 17887. Maryland 1788
South Carolina 17888. South Carolina 1788
New Hampshire 17889. New Hampshire 1788
Virginia 178810. Virginia 1788
New York 178811. New York 1788
North Carolina 178912. North Carolina 1789
Rhode Island 179013. Rhode Island 1790
Vermont 179114. Vermont 1791
Kentucky 179215. Kentucky 1792
Tennessee 179616. Tennessee 1796
Ohio 180317. Ohio 1803
Louisiana 181218. Louisiana 1812
19. Indiana 181619. Indiana 1816
Mississippi 181720. Mississippi 1817
Illinois 181821. Illinois 1818
Alabama 181922. Alabama 1819
Maine 182023. Maine 1820
Missouri 182124. Missouri 1821
Arkansas 183625. Arkansas 1836
Michigan 183726. Michigan 1837
Florida 184527. Florida 1845
Texas 184528. Texas 1845
Iowa 184629. Iowa 1846
Wisconsin 184830. Wisconsin 1848
California 185031. California 1850
Minnesota 185832. Minnesota 1858
Oregon 185933. Oregon 1859
Kansas 186134. Kansas 1861
West Virginia 186335. West Virginia 1863
Nevada 186436. Nevada 1864
Nebraska 186737. Nebraska 1867
Colorado 187638. Colorado 1876
North Dakota 188939. North Dakota 1889
South Dakota 188940. South Dakota 1889
Montana 188941. Montana 1889
Washington 188942. Washington 1889
Idaho 189043. Idaho 1890
Wyoming 189044. Wyoming 1890
Utah 189645. Utah 1896
Oklahoma 190746. Oklahoma 1907
New Mexico 191247. New Mexico 1912
Arizona 191248. Arizona 1912
Alaska 195949. Alaska 1959
Hawaii 195950. Hawaii 1959

Districts, Commonwealths and Territories:

District of Columbia 17901. District of Columbia 1790
Guam, Territory 18982. Guam, Territory 1898
Puerto Rico, Commonwealth 18983. Puerto Rico, Commonwealth 1898
American Samoa, Territory 19004. American Samoa, Territory 1900
Virgin Islands, Territory 19175. Virgin Islands, Territory 1917
Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth 19766. Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth 1976
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