Flag of California
The state flag of California was officially adopted on February 3rd, 1911. Prior to the modern flag adaptation, the original flag originated from the Bear Flag Revolt against Mexico in 1846, which was designed by William L. Todd, cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln.
Flag of California Design and Colour Scheme
The star imitated the lone star of Texas. A grizzly bear represented the many bears seen in the state as well as strength. The word, “California Republic” was placed beneath the star and bear.
- Red Stripe Represents Courage
- Star Represents Sovereignty
- White Represents Purity
- Bear Represents Strength
Colours used in the flag
Prime colours in the flag of California
White #ffffff: field, bear’s eye and claws
Red #b71234: stripe, star, bear’s tongue
Secondary colours in the flag of California
Green #008542: grass
Tan #bd8a5e: bear
Brown #584528: bear’s paws, shading, iris of eye, outline, grass tufts, letters
Brief History about the Flag of California
The flag of California is derived from the Bear Flag Revolt, which started in 1846. California desired independence from Mexico and Joined the United States of America. The original flag resembled the modern flag, but the bear and text were placed near the star in the canton, the original flag was designed by William Todd.
The current modern California flag dates back to 1911. the design aspects have never changed, even after the laws that served to clarify the precise details of the design of the flag changed.