California - State Flag - For Outdoor Use
We have this Californian state flag available in two materials, so, no matter what the weather conditions are in your area, we've got you covered! The standard finishing for outdoor use is with heading and grommets.
- 100% Made in the USA - This means that our flags are manufactured and assembled here in the USA, with materials made in the USA. Made in the USA has been our guiding principle since Flags USA was established in 1987.
- Heading and Grommet Style - This flag has a sturdy duck cloth heading and two #2 solid brass grommets.
- Choice of Nylon or Polyester Material - We offer this flag in two materials. The nylon version is available in more sizes than the polyester version, however. (See below for help deciding which material you should choose.)
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Here at Flags USA, American-made flags and flag accessories have been our specialty since we opened our doors over thirty years ago. Our goal is to see that you are equipped with the flags and accessories that best suit your needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 866-879-1776.
California - Flag Facts
California's state flag began its history with the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846 when ‘rebel’ settlers wanted to free California from Mexico’s grip. The flag was designed by William Todd (nephew of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln). The once common California grizzly bear symbolized strength; the star was a reference to the Lone Star of Texas, who was a sister in the struggle against Mexico, and represents sovereignty; and the name “California Republic” declared California to be a Republic independent of Mexico. This flag flew high above the taken Mexican fort in Sonoma, California, for all pioneers to see, from the beginning of the revolt on June 14, 1846 until July 9, 1846, when the Mexican-American War officially began. The American flag replaced the Bear Flag. The original Bear Flag was preserved, by the Society of California Pioneers, in San Francisco until it was lost during the San Francisco great earthquake and fire of 1906.
The current California State Flag is based on the original Bear Flag and was officially adopted by the State Legislature on February 3, 1911 and signed by Governor Johnson. Many liberties were taken in reproducing the flag, and on June 14, 1953, Governor Earl Warren signed a bill to standardize the state flag.
The flag is a symbol of the authority and sovereignty of the state and is a valuable asset of its people. The bear is representative of the once numerous Grizzly Bears that roamed the state and portrays great strength; the star stands for sovereignty; the red color signifies courage; the white background stands for purity; and the words “California Republic” testify to the strong American pioneers who settled in the territory.