For months now construction crews have been working on the site of the old Mercantile building downtown Missoula. There was even a time a while back that people invited to come and grab a brick from the building and while those bricks are very cool, there was something just found that is amazing: an American Flag from 1890-1896. We know it was from that time period because it has 44 stars on the flag.

The Flag was actually found by the Historical Preservation Department, as they cleared everything out of the Merc building before it was demolished. In fact they are still going through all the boxes they carried out of the building.

A real piece of American and Missoula history!

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