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  California (U.S.)
Dimensions, excluding heading and unfinished flag ends: The hoist or flag width is two-thirds of the fly or flag length; the red stripe width is one-sixth of the hoist width.
This flag survives and is preserved in the library of the Southwest Museum in Pasadena, California.
The emblem on the governor's flag is a modified version of the design of the California State Seal (minus the wording around the rim), not of the governor's seal of office.
flagspot.net /flags/us-ca.html   (1130 words)

 Flag of California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag of California was first flown during the Bear Flag Revolt as the flag of the California Republic, and a modified version was then adopted by the California state legislature in 1911 as the state flag.
The modern state flag is white with a wide red strip along the bottom.
This revived the earliest claims on California by his namesake, Sir Francis Drake (in 1579), and made good American colonial claims on the lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific, "from sea to sea" in the 1600s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_California   (562 words)

 Flag California State Flags Hitex Advertising
Historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule.
The flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of new unbleached cotton.
California was the 31st state admitted to the union on 9/09/1850.
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 California State Flag
This flag, also known as the Todd Flag, was designed by William Todd, a nephew of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the future president.
The Todd Flag was destroyed in the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 but served as a prototype for the California State Flag.
The Bear Flag was adopted as the official flag of California in 1911.
www.laavenue.com /california_state_flag.htm   (262 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Page: Lost Legends (Bearing the Flag)
One curious historical oddity distinguishes California from Texas, however — the design used for California's state flag was the result of a rather large (and embarrassing) mistake.
Vallejo, an advocate of the American annexation of California despite his nationality, told the intruders he was sympathetic to their cause; nonetheless, they placed him under arrest and shipped him off to be held at Sutter's Fort.
The territory was formally ceded to the United States by Mexico at the conclusion of the Mexican-American War in 1848, and California was admitted to the Union as the 31st state in 1850.
www.snopes.com /lost/bearflag.asp   (661 words)

 California State Library - History and Culture - State Insignia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This uprising became known as the Bear Flag Revolt after the hastily designed flag depicting a grizzly bear and a five pointed star over a red bar and the words "California Republic." The grizzly bear was a symbol of great strength while the lone star made reference to the lone Star of Texas.
California Indians cherished the poppy as both a source of food and for oil extracted from the plant.
Enacted by legislation in 2001, the California Tartan recognizes the contributions to California by residents of Scottish ancestry.
www.library.ca.gov /history/cahinsig.cfm   (3994 words)

 The California State Flag Source - Anthem Flag & Gift
The settlers hastily designed a flag depicting a grizzly bear and a five pointed star over a red bar and the words "California Republic." The grizzly bear was to symbolize great strength.
These flags are made of Nyl-Glo 100% heavyweight nylon, specially treated to reduce sun and chemical deterioration, and are finished with strong canvas headings and large brass grommets.
This type of flag is made of Colonial Nyl-Glo, a lustrous 100% nylon taffeta, and finished with a flannel-lined pole heading with velcro tabs, and golden yellow fringe.
www.anthemflag.com /itemdetail7.htm   (293 words)

 California Bear Flag - 1846
This flag, raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, was in the possession of the Society of California Pioneers at the time of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire, and burned during the conflagration.
The Bear Flag was replaced by the American flag.
See John Bidwell's “Frémont in the Conquest of California,” for details of the Bear Flag and the California Republic.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist6/toddflag.html   (430 words)

 California State Flag - About the California State Flag, its adoption and history
The original flag was painted by William Todd.
he current California State Flag, adopted by the state legislature in 1911, is based on the original Bear Flag raised by pioneering Americans over Sonoma in 1846.
The Bear was representative of the numerous Grizzly Bears in the state and the words "California Republic" testify to the fiesty American pioneers who settled in the territory.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/flags/ca_flag.htm   (292 words)

 Bear Flag Revolt
The California Bear Flag was first raised in Sonoma, California in 1846 by rebellious white settlers, who declared independence for California, in what came to be known as the Bear Flag revolt.
The flag was created by a nephew of Abraham Lincoln, and contained a large "lone star", a caricature of a California grizzly bear, and the words "CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC".
A refined version of the flag, with a smaller star and finer rendition of the bear is now the official state flag of California.
www.liberty-ca.org /presentations/california_bear_flag_revolt.htm   (357 words)

 Northern California Racing Club - Flag Definitions
If when you are passing the main tower or other designated flag station, and see the fl flag waving at you then it's typically due to an unsafe action on your part, and you must pull into the pits to have a discussion with the track steward.
It is also possible that a furled fl flag may be pointed at you if you are driving in a group of cars (pointed to differentiate you from others), you are to also pit under this circumstance.
This flag (also referred to as the "meatball flag") means that the turn workers have noticed a mechanical problem with your car (fluid leaks, loose car parts, sound violation at certain venues, etc).
www.ncracing.org /flags.html   (783 words)

 These United States - California Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The current design of the state flag of California has its origin in a battle that took place in the summer of 1846 at Sonoma.
This rebellion became known a the Bear Flag Revolt, so named for the new republic's flag depicting a grizzly bear and a five-pointed star over a red bar and the words "California Republic." The grizzly bear symbolized great strength; the lone star referred to the lone star of Texas.
However, in 1911 the Bear Flag was adopted by the state legislature as the official flag of the state of California.
www.theseunitedstates.com /flags/californiaf.html   (203 words)

 The Governor's Office - California Flag
California’s official flag, the Bear Flag, has hardly changed at all from what it looked like when it was first raised by American settlers during an uprising against Mexico in 1846.
The uprising, led by John C. Fremont and a small band of California settlers, was called the Bear Flag Revolt.
Although the California Republic was short-lived, its flag has become the official flag of California.
www.governor.ca.gov /govsite/vofficetour/stat_cal.htm   (145 words)

 The Biderman Flag
He cried out that “no such flag as that could be carried in this town” in his presence, and left the scene, taking the flag with him.
The flag is made of silk, and is a variant of the first national flag, the Stars and Bars, of the Confederacy.
The display at the museum states that this is “the only known Confederate flag captured in California during the Civil War.” It is truly a Californian flag, of unique design.
www.militarymuseum.org /BidermanFlag.html   (352 words)

 California State Flag - California Flag - State of California Flag
The state flag, adopted in 1911, shows a grizzly bear and a single red star.
California has more people than any other state of the United States.
The warm, dry climate of southern California permits outdoor recreation almost all the year around.
www.grpflags.com /state_flags/california.htm   (169 words)

 California State Flag and Fremont's Conquest of California. Flag.
In past years rumors of threats against Americans in California had been rather frequent, several times causing them and other foreigners to hasten in the night from all places within one or two hundred miles to Sutter’s Fort, sometimes remaining a week or two, drilling and preparing to resist attack.
The first conquest of California, in 1846, by the Americans, with the exception of the skirmish at Petaluma and another towards Monterey, was achieved without a battle.
Fremont was afterwards arrested in California by Kearny for refusing to obey his orders, and was taken to Washington and court-martialed.
www.hesterinc.com /california_state_flag_fremont_conquest.htm   (4023 words)

 California State Flag
Nylon offers an affordable flag that is sturdy enough for outdoor use while our polyester II state flags are made with the most durable flagmaking materials on the market today.
California was the 31st State admitted into the Union.
Flag History: Historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule.
www.njflags.com /castfl.html   (317 words)

 California: Facts, Map and State Symbols - EnchantedLearning.com
The official state flag of California, called the Bear Flag, was first used on June 14, 1846, but was not officially adopted until 1911.
The first Californian flag was quickly made by a group of American settlers who had just captured the town of Sonoma (from Mexico) and needed a flag to replace the Mexican banner.
A large fl-and-white printable of the flag of California.
www.enchantedlearning.com /usa/states/california   (463 words)

 California: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — FactMonster.com
In the Nov. 2005 election, California voters soundly rejected Gov. Schwarzenegger's heavily-supported “reform agenda” ballot measures.
California - California, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon...
Gulf of California - California, Gulf of, or Sea of Cortés,arm of the Pacific Ocean, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long and...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0108187.html   (321 words)

 Welcome to Annin & Company
The current flag of California is meant to be a recreation of the original Californian flag that was lost in the devastating earthquake of 1906.
California was without a state flag until 1911.
This material, developed especially for the flag industry, is engineered to resist damage from the sun's UV rays.
www.annin.com /products/flag_us_california.asp   (170 words)

 California State Flag
These flags are the made to the highest standards in the USA.
These flags look great both outdoors and indoors, and are 100% US made.
We stock the California State flag in 4x6 inch, 12x18 inch, 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 5ft and 4ft x 6ft sizes in nylon and 3ft x 5ft in Superknit polyester.
www.california-flag.com   (385 words)

 Historical Flags of the United States
This flag was flown by the defiant citizens of Gonzales in November of 1835.
The flag was hoisted to dare the troops of the Alamo de Parras Company under the command of Mexican Lieutenant Francisco Castañeda to repossess a cannon that had previously been given to the citizens for protection from Indian attacks.
The Continental Flag uses a version of the British Red Ensign or Meteor Flag with a green New England Pine Tree substituted for the Union Flag in the canton.
www.usflagdepot.com /store/page1.html   (1295 words)

 The Bear Flag Revolt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The California state flag commemorates an event that occurred in the little town of Sonoma on Sunday morning, June 14, 1846.
The original bear flag was made by William Todd, nephew of an up-and-coming Illinois attorney named Abraham Lincoln.
The original bear flag of California, from the State Library in Sacramento.
www.californiahistory.net /5_PAGES/mexamwar_revolt.htm   (243 words)

 American Flags Express | CALIFORNIA State Flags, CALIFORNIA Decals, CALIFORNIA Magnetic Flags, State Toothpick Flags, ...
The Historic Bear Flag was raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a small group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule.
This uprising became known as the Bear Flag Revolt after the hastily designed flag depicting a grizzly bear and a five pointed star over a red bar and the words "California Republic." The flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of new unbleached cotton.
The grizzly bear was a symbol of great strength and represented the many bears seen in the state, while the lone star made reference to the lone Star of Texas.
www.flagsexpress.com /ter_flag/california_state_flag.htm   (589 words)

 California Republic Historical Flags from Eagle Flag of America
In June, 1846, American settlers in California revolted and proclaimed an independent republic.
They raised a bear flag that had a star and stripe from "Old Glory" and a silhouette of the California Grizzly.
This flag was a republic flag for one month before being replaced by the Stars and Stripes and eventually became the state flag of California.
www.eagleflag.com /hist/californiarep.html   (83 words)

 California State Symbols, Emblems, California State Flag, State Bird State Seal, State Animal, State Flower, State ...
California Redwood (Coast Redwood: Sequoia sempervirens) and (Giant Sequoia: Sequoia gigantea).
Though adopted, by the California legislature as Sequoia gigantea, the Giant Sequoia was more correctly identified as Sequoiadendron giganteum by John T. Buchholz in 1939.
This is the best book we could find about the official state names and nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, capitols, flowers, trees, birds, songs, and miscellaneous designations of each state.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/ca_symb.htm   (224 words)

 California State Flag - Nylon (3' x 5')
This 3' x 5' California state flag is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
California State Flag - Polyester II (3' x 5')
California State Flag - Polyester II (4' x 6')
www.njflags.com /castflny3x5.html   (193 words)

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