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The flag of Kentucky consists of the Commonwealth's seal on a navy blue field, surrounded by the words "Commonwealth of Kentucky" above and sprigs of goldenrod, the state flower, below. The flag was designed by Jesse Cox, an art teacher in Frankfort, Kentucky. The flag was adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1918 and finalized in its present form in 1928. State Flag of Kentucky Ratio 10:19 491 × 260 pixels 7518 bytes File links The following pages link to this file: Kentucky Jim Bunning Mitch McConnell Ed Whitfield Ron Lewis Anne Northup Hal Rogers Flags of the U.S. states Flag of Kentucky Ben Chandler 2004 Little League World Series... The tricolor flag of France A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... The Kentucky State Seal was adopted in December of 1792. ... Species See text The goldenrod is a flowering plant in the Family Asteraceae. ... The tricolor flag of France A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The seal depicts two friends embracing. The state motto: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" circles them. Popular belief claims that the buckskin-clad man on the left is Daniel Boone, who was largely responsible for the exploration of Kentucky, and the man in the suit on the right is Henry Clay, Kentucky's most famous statesman. However, the official explanation [1] is that the men represent all frontiersmen and statesmen, rather than any specific persons. The motto that appears on the seal comes from the lyrics of "The Liberty Song", a patriotic song from the American Revolution. A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... Daniel Boone Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, frontiersman and Indian-fighter, who blazed the trail known as the Wilderness Road and founded Boonesborough, Kentucky (also known as Boonesboro). ... Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia, USA – June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C.) was an leading American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and Senate. ... The American Revolution is the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the revolution and ensuing political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America with a new political system. ...

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Flag of Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
The flag of Kentucky consists of the Commonwealth's seal on a navy blue field, surrounded by the words "Commonwealth of Kentucky" above and sprigs of goldenrod, the state flower, below.
The flag was adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1918 and finalized in its present form in 1928.
Popular belief claims that the buckskin-clad man on the left is Daniel Boone, who was largely responsible for the exploration of Kentucky, and the man in the suit on the right is Henry Clay, Kentucky's most famous statesman.
Kentucky - definition of Kentucky in Encyclopedia (626 words)
Kentucky and its residents are probably most well known for thoroughbred horses and racing, local whiskey distilleries, and unbridled fanaticism for basketball.
Kentucky’s name is possibly derived from the Cherokee word for "meadowland" after the bluegrass pastures that lured early pioneers to the state.
The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort and its governor is Ernie Fletcher (Republican).
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