Kansas - State Flag - For Outdoor Use
We have this Kansan 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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Kansas - Flag Facts
The first Kansas legislature specified the symbols on the state seal when Kansas became the 34th state in 1861. The seal depicts the history of Kansas (and later became the central focus of the Kansas state flag):
- the rolling hills are like those around Fort Riley
- the rising sun is representative of the East
- commerce is depicted by the Kansas River and steamboat delivering supplies
- agriculture is shown with the cabin, a farmer and plow horses
- a wagon train is being pulled by oxen traveling to the west
- a herd of buffalo are being hunted by two Indians on horseback
- thirty-four stars in the sky indicates Kansas was the thirty-fourth state admitted into the Union
- the state motto “Ad astra per aspera” (to the stars through difficulties) is also included
In 1915 Governor Arthur Capper contacted other states to inquire whether they had a state flag and how they went about getting it designed. The DAR, the Grand Army of the Republic and the National Guard weighed in on the controversy. There were several designs proposed, but none were approved by the State Legislature. In 1925 the legislature approved a banner, but it was not practical for use as a flag. In 1927, Adjutant General Milton R. McLean pressed the legislature to adopt the act “designating the form and color” of the Kansas state flag. The flag design includes
- the Kansas state seal is centered on a field of navy blue
- above the seal is a sunflower, the official state flower
- below the sunflower, the twisted blue and gold bar represents the Louisiana Purchase (the original Louisiana Purchase territory is now divided among 13 states)
KANSAS in yellow capital letters was added beneath the state seal in 1961.