Russian-American Company 3 x 5 Nylon Dyed Flag (USA Made)
This is an American made flag of our toughest, most durable nylon fabric. It has solid brass grommets. You won’t find nylon flags with higher tensile and tear strength, yet they fly very well in the wind. This flag has excellent strength retention under UV exposure, and high resistance to UV fading. The colors are deeper, brighter and last over time, due to the aniline dyeing process.
There is a one inch double edge fold with four rows of stitching on the fly edge. It has 1 1/2 inch reinforced stitching vertically at the fly corners, and 3 1/2 inch reinforced hem stitching (horizontal) at top of bottom of the fly.
The Russian Czar sent two expeditions out into the Pacific in 1728 and 1741, under the command of Danish captain Vitus Bering and Russian Alexei Chorikov. On the second voyage Alaska was found. Russia establish a thriving fur trade in the new world, and in the 1770s temporary Russian temporary settlements were set up in the Aleutian Islands west of Alaska. The first permanent Russian settlement in Alaska was established on Kodiak Island in 1784. Fifteen years later the Czar granted sole rights for trade in America to the Russian American Company. The company was also given control of all Russian settlements in Alaska and down into California, and even had a post in Hawaii. The Russian American Company continued its trade until the 1860’s. The government of Russia sold Alaska to the United States in 1867.