Bio: Kurth, Robert--Family Flag
Contact: Dee Zimmerman

----Source: Clark County News: July 1938 Compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her weekly column "The Good Ole Days" published July 16, 2003.

July 1938

The large flag, 16x2l feet in size flown over Main Street, July 3 and 4, is over 65 years old. Its 37 stars shows it was made when there were only 37 states in the Union. This is probably the most prized flag in Clark County and is the property of Robert Kurth. His father, Charles Kurth, grandfather of Postmaster Louis Kurth, cut down a pine tree to secure a flagpole 110 feet high, from where the flag was flown on Kurth's Comers. The flag was displayed on state occasions until in 1882, when it was cut down for the new brick house that was built on that site. The flag cost $65 and Kurth recalls after it was put up, somebody cut the rope and it took a steeplejack to re-thread it.



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