While visiting the coastal city of Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, was intrigued to see this historical mural along Church Street in the downtown area. The mural was painted in 1983 and is comprised of many images of Hertford's History. The feature which first caught my eye was the large Confederate battle flag in the upper right hand corner, being saluted by a soldier in gray. Other images include Indians, Pilgrims, seagulls, local landmark buildings and the town symbol, a turtle on a log. I was a both puzzled and a bit amused to see that a New York Yankees baseball cap is at the lower left hand corner of the Confederate flag. Is there some significance to this, of was it just put there by the whimsy of the artist? If you know more about the mural, please leave a response.
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