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Encyclopedia > Flag of Arkansas

The flag of Arkansas consists on a diamond on a red field, representing Arkansas' diamond mines (Arkansas is the only state where diamonds are mined naturally). The twenty five white stars around the border of the diamond represents Arkansas' position as the 25th state to join the union; the four stars inside the diamond represent the nations to which Arkansas has belonged: Spain, France, the United States, and the Confederate States of America. File links The following pages link to this file: Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Clay County, Arkansas Montgomery County, Arkansas Yell County, Arkansas Woodruff County, Arkansas White County, Arkansas Washington County, Arkansas Van Buren County, Arkansas Union County, Arkansas Stone County, Arkansas St. ... FLAG is the background organisation for Knight Riders heroes Michael Knight and KITT, the AI Trans Am. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Official languages English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... A scattering of round-brilliant cut diamonds shows off the many reflecting facets. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861 until captured May...


Some believe that the flag bears a resemblance to the Confederate Battle Flag. Though the colors are similar, the flag does not have the saltire pattern of the Confederate Flag. The following are the flags used by the short-lived Confederate States of America. ... The arms of St Albans: a gold saltire on a blue field A saltire is an X-shaped figure in heraldry. ...


The flag was designed by Miss Willie Hocker of Wabbaseka, Arkansas. Around 1911, the Pine Bluff, Arkansas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) wished to present a state flag for the commissioning of the battleship USS Arkansas. Since Arkansas did not have a state flag at the time, the DAR held a competition for flag designs. Hocker, a member of the DAR, won with a design similar to the present, except without the word "ARKANSAS" and with only three stars, representing France, Spain and the U.S., in a horizontal line across the center. The judging committee of the DAR added the state name and placed one star above the name and two below. This flag was adopted by the legislature on February 26, 1913. In 1923, the legislature added a fourth star, respresenting the Confederate States of America. This fourth star was originally placed so that there were two stars above the state name and two below, but in 1924, the legislature again changed the flag to the present design. Wabbaseka is a city located in Jefferson County, Arkansas. ... Pine Bluff is a city located in Jefferson County, Arkansas. ... The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a sororal association dedicated to historic preservation, education, and patriotic endeavor. ... USS Arkansas (BB-33), a Wyoming-class battleship was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 26th state. ...


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  • History and meaning of the Arkansas state flag


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