Flag of Kansas
Kansas Flag Description:
The flag of Kansas consists of a blue base with the state seal in the center. Kansas is written under the seal, in yellow. Above the seal is a sunflower which is the state flower and state nickname. Beneath the sunflower is a gold and blue stripe which represents the Louisiana Purchase, from which Kansas was created.
Kansas Flag Meaning:
The 34 stars inside the state seal represent Kansas as the 34th state admitted to the Union. Above the stars is the Kansas state motto: Ad Astra Per Aspera, which means 'To the Stars with Difficulty'. The man operating the plough represents agriculture and the steamship and river stand for commerce. The past is also represented in the sea. With the rising sun, ox-wagons are headed west and Native American's are chasing buffalo.
Kansas Flag History:
The flag was adopted in March 1927. The state's name was added in June 1963. The current flag design dates from March 1985. Kansas is the 34th state of the union, gaining statehood on Jan. 29, 1861.
Interesting Kansas Facts:
Kansas's state nickname is the Sunflower State.
In 1861, the First Session of the Kansas Legislature designed the state seal.