The Sons of Liberty were in the habit of meeting under a large tree (most village greens had one), which was called the "Liberty Tree". In cities or towns that lacked a tree big enough, the rebels would erect a tall pole as a symbolic tree. This flag was raised on one such "Liberty Pole" in Taunton, Massachusetts on October 21, 1774. Buy authentic Taunton Flags. Our historical flags are unsurpassed in quality and authenticity. This Taunton flag is printed and 2 brass grommets on the left used for hanging. NOTE: The 4”x6” size is mounted to a 10” staff with a spear top.