In St. Charles and St. Louis flag raising ceremonies were conducted recognizing the new American sovereignty. This was probably carried out at Ste. Genevieve, New Madrid and other frontier communities as well.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.