After an estimated 15-year odyssey, a piece of Charlie O’s history – a flag from the tavern – has returned.
According to staff, the U.S. Postal Service brought them back a flag (see picture) and a postcard from Mount Rainier.
The postcard, from University of Rhode Island alums from 1992 and 1997, said it was about time the flag was returned to its rightful place at Charlie O’s.
Employees Susan Pandolfo and Jesse Histen said they had no idea when the flag was actually swiped, nor did the owners of the tavern. As a result, they estimated that it was taken in 1997, the date of the younger URI alum.
Do you have any information on the flag? Please let us know in the comments! And feel free to circulate the photo to any URI grads or Narragansett residents who might know.