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Discussion in 'The Stump' started by A-58, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Takao

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    Umm, the original colors were Blue and White. Purple and gold/yellow were first used by LSU in 1893, thanks to Dr. Charles Coates.
     
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    Never know of the blue and white combo. Pretty bland colors. Heard a story once that at one point the colors were purple, gold and green (Mardi Gras colors) and so was Tulane's, our rival down in New Orleans. For some reason LSU dropped the green and Tulane dropped the gold. Eh, no big deal either way. That canary yellow is still too gaudy.
     
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    I don't give a damn. I'm half a Southerner myself.
     
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    The legend, as I understand it, is that the store where Coates went shopping in had not yet gotten in their shipment of green, so all he could get was purple and gold.
     
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    Makes sense. Good as any story I guess. There's a story about the Confederate battle flag too.

    This is the one that everyone is familiar with:

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    Army flags were square, as opposed to the rectangular shapes commonly used. Anyway according to legend, a rich woman in New Orleans was motivated (for unknown reasons) to have hundreds and maybe thousands of battle flags made for distribution to various units in the area. Since New Orleans was under occupation at the time, no shop there could accept the order, so she made arrangements for a shop in Havana to make them. She included in here order and hand drawn copy of the battle flag, with instructions for it to be red, white and blue.

    This is how they were delivered:

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    The reversed colors became know as the battle flag of the Trans-Mississippi Department, comprising Louisiana (west of the Mississippi River), Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and parts of the Arizona Territory not under Union occupation. I kind of like it.

    Maybe there are other versions of how the flag came to be in reversed colors, but I like this one the best.





    Still not sure why Tulane dropped gold. Not really interested in them anyway.
     
  6. ColHessler

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    Then after the war, you couldn't come home again.
     
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    Australia has a "battle flag" - Eureka Flag
    Anti-authoritarian...the way (Irish) Australians like it... : )
     
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    "Today, the Eureka flag is often used as a symbol of rebellion against authority by people at the extreme left and the extreme right of the political spectrum in Australia. It has been used in marches by neo-Nazis on the one hand and draped over the coffins of deceased Communists on the other."

    Ironic. Hard to get more authoritarian than Nazis and Communists?
     

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