California's "Bear Flag" was adopted as the official flag of the State of California in 1911.  It was first raised in Sonoma in June 1846, during the Bear Flag Revolt.  The colors and symbols of the flag are: White for purity, Red for courage, the Grizzly Bear to represent strength and independence, and the Red Star to represent the fact that California, like Texas, became a state without ever having been a territory.

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For more information about the Bear Flag and California's road to Statehood, visit:

California State Capitol Museum
Monterey State Historic Park
Sonoma State Historic Park