Flag of California
Californian Flag Description:
The flag of California consists of a white base with a thin red horizontal stripe along the bottom of it. In the center of the flag is a brown grizzly bear on a patch of green grass with the words California Republic written below. In the top left corner of the flag there is a red, five pointed star.
Californian Flag Meaning:
The grizzly bear represents strength and the red star replicates the Lone Star of the state of Texas' flag.
Californian Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Feb. 3, 1911. California is the 31st state, of the union of the United States of America, gaining statehood on the 9th of September 1850. The flag is based on one that was first flown in 1846 by a group of American settlers who were unhappy with Mexican rule in California. They proclaimed an independent republic and raised a flag which included a grizzly bear, a lone star, a red bar and the words California Republic. The occasion became known as the Bear Flag Revolt.
Interesting Californian Facts:
California's nickname is the Golden State.