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First official Missouri State flag now on display at Honeyschuck

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 9:25 am

A piece of Missouri state history was the highlight of a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. Members of the Honeyshuck counsel and local officials gathered the afternoon of June 7 for the ceremony at the Champ Clark house. The event featured the first official Missouri state flag that flew over the capital in the early 1900s, when Elliott Major was the governor. He and his wife had met while attending Pike College in Bowling Green, and Major studied law in the office of Champ Clark. The family presented the flag to Honeyshuck. Clark served as Speaker of the U.S. House and was a Democrat presidential candidate in 1912. Tours of his historic home are available at 207 East Champ Clark Drive. Pictured: Mark Bair, Robert Gillbreath, Bill Unsell, Charlene McCune, Margie Vogel, Trevor Lilley, Chad Perkins, Dang Lang, Mayor Jim Moore, Ed Lawson, Frank Berlin, Kay Reading, Carol Fanning, Mary Millan, Brent Engel, Elaine Niemeyer, and Dave Oney.