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Yellow stripes appeared in the flag of the Republic of Maryland
before it joined Liberia in 1857.
Zeljko Heimer, 08 Jan 2000, quoting from [smi75b]
The emblem on the flag of Maryland county is a drawing of a tree and a
lighthouse on a cliff. My reference says that yellow stripes appeared on the
flag of the Republic of Maryland before it joined Liberia in 1857. The flag of
the county dates from 1965.
Tom Gregg, 17 January 1997
According to Flags Through the Ages and Across the World
[smi75b], «yellow stripes appeared in the
flag of the Republic of Maryland before it joined Liberia in 1857».
John Ayer, 14 Aug 2002
The flag of the African Republic of Maryland was thirteen
horizontal stripes alternating between yellow and white. In the upper
hoist corner was a dark blue square bearing a white cross similar to
that of Switzerland.
Don Healy, 16 September 1996
I've recently found a flag of the Republic of Maryland, currently in
Liberia. It was said previously that the flag had yellow and white
stripes so I'm not sure if this flag is correct. I believe that the first stripe
on the top was yellow (and also the last stripe in the bottom), but in the
attached image the black stripes are first and last. Can anyone confirm this
Jaume Ollé, 16 January 1997
The settlement of Maryland was created 1827 in but independence was not
proclaimed until 1854. The flag was official from 1854 to 1857 when the
republic united with Liberia, but it was created around 1830 [Cp.
Liberia 1827-1847]. According to Lucien Philippe,
the use of the blue canton with a white cross and the yellow bars is
established, but the color of the other bars is uncertain. Influenced
by Liberia, these are normally shown as white, but Phillipe believes that
they should be black because the settlement was created by freed slaves
from Maryland in United States and yellow and
black are the colors of Maryland.
Jaume Ollé, 25 April 1998