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Antonio "Sunshine" Ramos and
The Fifth Street School

The Fifth Street School was the
first school in the nation to fly the flag every day

Map of the area of the Fifth Street School in New Bedford, Ma. - www.WhalingCity.net

This is the location of the Fifth Street School.

On May 11, 1861, this became the first school in the nation to fly the flag every day.

It was on the south-west corner of Russell and Fifth Street (Now called Pleasant Street). Antonio Francisco Ramos nicknamed "Sunshine" was a patriot who dedicated part of his life to raising the American Flag at the Fifth Street School.

If you click on the photos below it will enlarge, and you can see a lot of details.

The plaques and signs below are all on the Corner of Russell and Pleasant Streets in New Bedford, Ma.
The site today is a rundown parking lot, but it's history is rich.

Fifth Street School Plaque - New Bedford, Ma - www.WhalingCity.net

Antonio "Sunshine" Ramos granite marker - www.WhalingCity.net
Antonio "Sunshine" Ramos plaque - New bedford, Ma - www.WhalingCity.net
 
 
 

 


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