Queen Anne's County Courthouse, 1973.

Video: Queen Anne’s County Courthouse Featured before Super Bowl LI

01/12/2018
By Meagan Baco

Before kickoff of Super Bowl LI, Fox Sports aired a special reading of Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag,” in which Maryland’s Queen Anne’s County Courthouse is prominently featured. And we’ve found the videos!

The Courthouse dates to the 1790s and is believed to the oldest continuously operated courthouse in Maryland. It’s arched windows are featured prominently in the “Ragged Old Flag” spot as a literal window to the past. Those windows are detailed in the National Register of Historic Places nominations as a character defining architectural feature.

Also, keep an eye out for Francis Scott Key and the original 30′ by 42′ garrison flag that was flying during the Battle of Fort McHenry, sewn by Mary Pickersgill of Baltimore City, and now a part of the Smithsonian Institution.

RAGGED OLD FLAG

BEHIND THE SCENES

HISTORY OF THE COURTHOUSE

Special thanks to Hannah Combs of the Bay Times and Record Observer who originally reported about the spot last year. 

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