California’s “Bear Flag” Centennial

February 3, 2011 marked the centennial anniversary of the California state flag. One hundred years ago last week, California’s governor Hiram Johnson signed an act that made California’s “Bear Flag”—which had been in use since 1846—the official state flag. Celebrations marking the California flag centennial were minor, if not nonexistent. An article in the Sacramento … Continue reading California’s “Bear Flag” Centennial