Find the Flag flub
Many readers wrote to ask whether we forgot to hide the flag in the December issue of The Tennessee Magazine. We had an issue with one of the photos right at press time, and we had to make an unusual, last-minute replacement. Unfortunately, we replaced the image containing the hidden flag, and we didn’t catch our mistake until it was too late.
This is a first for us, and we thank everyone for your grace, understanding and good-natured ribbing. We included all entries — regardless of where readers said the flag was hidden — in the sweepstakes drawing for December.
As we said in a Facebook post, “Thank you for engaging with the magazine. Our small team pours heart and soul into every page, and each time a reader enters a contest, finds the flag or gives us feedback, it is incredibly encouraging.”
Now where did we put that flag this month?
The staff of The Tennessee Magazine
How many actually enter?
I would love to know — and probably am not the only one — out of curiosity … how many entry submissions do you receive monthly for the Find the Flag contest? Not sure if anyone does a count of total postcard entries and total emailed entries, but it would be FUN and interesting to know, even if only on a quarterly basis, how the number of entries compares month by month.
So, just a thought. Thanks for the magazines!
Judie A. Heumann,
Middle Tennessee Electric
That would be interesting to share those figures. Unfortunately, we don’t have the manpower to go back too far and log all the submissions, but a quick tabulation returns nearly 1,500 electronic entries (via tnmagazine.org and emailed to [email protected]) in the November contest. I would assume another 200 or so postcards are mailed each month as well.
We’ll see if we can come up with a way to keep a running tally.
That’s a lengthy campaign!
Hello! I am recent transplant to Tennessee and I love your magazine. I use it often to visit new places in my newly adopted state.
After reading this month’s magazine (October 2022), not only did I finally find the Tennessee flag, but I found a misprint.
Page 31 James Jones is pictured with James K. Polk who were candidates for governor. The picture’s caption says they ran in 1941. It should actually be 1841!
You are correct. Though Jones and Polk would have been well seasoned to campaign in 1941, their deaths nearly a century earlier would’ve certainly tamped down the spectacle of their debates. Thank you for the correction, eagle-eyed readers!
I receive this magazine and love it! I have a friend who moved here from California and would love to start getting it mailed to him! Could you please help?
Holston Electric Cooperative
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