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California flag

The official state flag of California, called the Bear Flag, was first used on June 14, 1846, but was not officially adopted until 1911. It was designed by William Todd. The flag pictures a grizzly bear and a star.

The first Californian flag was quickly made by a group of American settlers who had just captured the town of Sonoma (from Mexico) and needed a flag to replace the Mexican banner.

California was the 31st state in the USA; it was admitted in 1850.

Questions:
1. What type of bear is depicted in this flag? ____________________________________________

2. How many stars are on this flag? _______________

3. In which California town was this flag first flown? _____________



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