Smoke Tree Manor: Welcome

Welcome to SmokeTree Manor in Cathedral Cove. While you visit us, learn about the United States, other countries, even pop culture and gay pride through the flags we fly.

If you are looking for Hanky Code information, it is on specific flag pages.

Recent Flags flown at the manor

Georgia - The Peach State 1 Georgia – The Peach State - Gold was discovered in the mountains of northern Georgia in 1829.  Predictably this led to the Georgia Gold Rush culminating in the establishment of a federal mint in the mountain town of Dahlonega.  This mint continued…

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New Jersey - The Garden State 2 New Jersey – The Garden State - During the English Civil War, the Channel Island of Jersey remained loyal to the British Crown and gave sanctuary to the King. In recognition of this loyalty and assistance, when Charles II was crowned King of…

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The Keystone State - Pennsylvania 3 The Keystone State – Pennsylvania - Introduction: At first, I titled this post as "The Second State - Pennsylvania" but I could imagine Pennsylvanians, the one or two who might actually read this post, taking exception to their state being described as…

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Galactic Republic Spoof 4 Galactic Republic Spoof - The Galactic Republic, also commonly known as just The Republic refers to the interplanetary governing body in the Star Wars universe.  The Republic was able to sustain itself for over 25,000 years until the ascension of…

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Bear Flag on Our Flagpole Grrrr – The Bear Flag - Yes, I know, I said in the last post that we were working on all of the state flags of the United States in order of admission to the Union, and well, this isn't a state…

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The First State - Delaware 5 The First State – Delaware - With Delaware we begin our journey through the states and territories of the United States.  I briefly considered taking this journey in an alphabetical manner, but it occured to me that I go to pains to…

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Handkerchief Code

Hanky code colors also factor into the flags that are flown at Smoke Tree Manor. Whether the Leather Pride Flag or the Gay Pride Flag

Popular Flags

Often times we are asked if we fly the United States Flag, or even the Pride Flags… and of course we do!

Bear Flag on Our Flagpole Grrrr – The Bear Flag - Yes, I know, I said in the last post that we were working on all of the state flags of the United States in order of admission to the Union, and well, this isn't a state…

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Leather Pride & Master/slave flag 6 Leather Pride & Master/slave flag - We chose to fly the Master/slave Flag in the subordinate position to the Leather Pride flag, an arrangement that is consistent with the Master/slave community frequently being seen as a smaller community within the larger Leather…

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Leather Pride Flag 7 Leather Pride Flag - The Leather Pride Flag, or what I prefer to call The Trust Flag, was originally presented to the gay leather community in May of 1989 at the International Mister Leather event in Chicago.  The flag found…

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Flags of My Birthrights - Pride Flag 8 Flags of My Birthrights – Pride Flag - Last week I discussed the California flag, the first of my birthright flags and today I will talk about the second birthright flag, and arguable the more important one in my life: the gay pride, or…

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