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Encyclopedia > Flag of Kansas

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Flag of Kansas
Flag of Kansas

The flag of Kansas is the flag flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of Kansas identification. Image File history File links Flag_of_Kansas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kansas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The tricolour flag of France A flag is a symbol, often displayed on a piece of cloth that can be flown from a pole or mast, and is generally used for signalling or identification. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Description

The flag consists of a rectangle of dark-blue silk field with the state seal at its center. A sunflower (the State floral emblem) on a bar of twisted gold and light blue (representing the Louisiana Purchase) is above the seal, and below the seal is the word "KANSAS". The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... Binomial name Helianthus annuus L. The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the Family Asteraceae, with a large flower head (inflorescence). ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... From Frank Bond, Louisiana and the Louisiana Purchase. ...


Seal of Kansas

Main article: Seal of Kansas

The state seal centered on the flag tells the history of Kansas and has figures representing pioneer life. The seal contains: Kansas Seal Details The Kansas state seal 2 tells the history of Kansas. ... The history of Kansas is rich with the lore of the American West. ...

  • Landscape with a rising sun (the east)
  • River and steamboat (commerce)
  • Settler's cabin and a man plowing a field (agriculture) [foreground]
  • Wagon train heading west (American expansion)
  • Indians hunting American Bison (the buffalo are fleeing from the Indians)
  • Cluster of 34 stars (top of the seal)
  • State motto "Ad Astra per Aspera" - Latin : "To the Stars through Difficulties" (above the stars)

The thirty-four stars clustered at the top of the seal identify Kansas as the 34th state to be accepted into the Union of the United States. Kansas state law provides that the flag is to be used on every and all occasions, when the state is officially represented. The Sun is the star of our solar system. ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... Commerce is the trading of something of economic value such as goods, services, information or money between two or more entities. ... A wagon train is a long chain of wagons, each moving together and forming a line. ... Binomial name Bison bison (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


History

The flag of Kansas was designed in 1925. Officially adopted by the Kansas State Legislature in 1927 and modified in 1961 (the word "Kansas" was added below the seal in gold block lettering). First flown at Fort Riley by Governor Ben Paulin in 1927 for the troops at Fort Riley and for the Kansas National Guard. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Fort Riley is a census-designated place and United States Army post, in Northeast Kansas, on the Kansas River. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air...

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