The California flag was officially adopted by the state in 1912, but dates back earlier to 1846. It is sometimes called the “Bear Flag”. It features a brown Grizzly bear walking on a patch of green grass. Below this are the words “California Republic”. Below this is a horizontal red stripe. A red star is located in the upper left part of the banner.
The bear stands for strength. The star pays homage to the Republic of Texas. The California flag was designed by William Todd. It was created during a revolt of Americans in California against the provincial government.
Here are some quick facts about the state of California.
Year of Admission into the Union: 1850
Nickname(s): The Golden State
Capital City: Sacramento
Largest City: Los Angeles
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