Gadsden and Culpeper is "the Official 'Don't Tread on Me' Outfitter.
They've just started a company blog, and this week they asked me if they could link to my blog.
Of course, I said sure. So they will be linking to me shortly. But I didn't want to wait to return the favor, after I saw their cool site.
The Tea Party and "9/12" movements have repopularized the Gadsden "Don't Tread on Me" image, as well as Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" snake and the Culpeper Minuteman flag.
Gadsden and Culpeper
has all this great stuff and more.
You can get car flags, stickers, t-shirts, hoodies, license plate covers, mugs and LOTS more, with the "Join or Die," "Don't Tread On Me" and Culpeper images.
They also offer historical U.S. flags, flags of each branch of the service and tons of other things.
Gadsden and Culpeper ships to APO and FPO addresses
, and you get FREE shipping to any address, on orders over $100.
Particularly cool is their "History" page, which tells the stories behind these historical images.
Here is the story behind the Gadsden and Culpeper company:
"We (Larry and Patrick) founded Gadsden and Culpeper American Heritage Shoppe, Ltd. on October 1st 2001 outside of Albany, NY. Like all of us, we were deeply affected and angered by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and like most of us, we adorned our homes with the Stars and Stripes to display our pride, unity and resilience.
"Being friends since grammar school, we both have accumulated a collection of historical flags over the years, and we went into our attics and closets and pulled out our Gadsden Flags. Never feeling threatened like this before, we both added the Don’t Tread on Me flag alongside our American Flag.
"Constant questions and interest from our friends and family, neighbors, and strangers about the Gadsden flag made us realize three things: 1) People love the Gadsden Flag and it’s motto “Don’t Tread On Me” 2) A lot of people do not know much about this American Historical Flag. 3) The availability of the “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and other products is limited.
"So, we put our thoughts and limited resources together and created our company with this goal in mind. “To be America’s Official Don’t Tread on Me Outfitter: by providing inspiring historical information, a wide variety of unique quality products and excellent customer service.”
"We are extremely proud and grateful to be able to play an important role of “bringing back” the much needed Don’t Tread On Me spirit and attitude to our fellow patriots.
"The constant notes, emails and calls of appreciation from our customers from across the country and those fighting overseas touches us deeply and provides us with a tremendous amount of motivation and commitment to continue and improve."