Colorado state flag
The state of Colorado, which means “colored red,” is famous for many things. The exact design of the Colorado flag, available at Star Spangled Flags, conveys exactly what the state stands for; the blue for the skies, gold for the gold mine found in Colorado, red for its reddish earth and white for its snow-capped mountain tops. There are 3 stripes in the background of the flag: 1 blue, 1 white, and another blue one, while the foreground displays a red letter “C” slightly to the left with a yellow circle in its center.
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Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and Arizona to the southwest. Colorado flag questions are .
Colorado flag, Made in USA
If you’re a citizen of Colorado, you have every right to be proud of your state. So why not show it by flying this beautiful, American made, Colorado flag in front of your home. You can display it in its box on top your mantelpiece or make it a part of your home décor by putting it up on your wall.
However you display your flag, make sure that you do it with pride. And you’ll definitely feel pride once you see how beautiful and vibrant our flags are fashioned.
#1) Third Version
This is the third version of the Colorado flag. There have been two other versions, the first of which was adopted in 1907. Just four years later, the Colorado General Assembly adopted the second version of the Colorado flag. The second version is strikingly similar to the current, third version. They both feature three horizontal stripes, and they both have the letter “C” within the second stripe. The current and third version simply has a larger “C” than its predecessor.
#2) Symbolism of Colors
What do the colors in the Colorado flag symbolize exactly? The blue symbolizes Colorado’s clear skies. The gold symbolizes Colorado’s sunshine. The white, not surprisingly, symbolizes Colorado’s snowy mountains. Finally, the red symbolizes Colorado’s reddish soil. These colors are carefull[y selected because of their symbolism and relevance to Colorado.
#3) Designed By Andrew Carson
The Colorado state flag was designed by Andrew Carson. Reports show that the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sought proposals for a new Colorado flag in the early 1900s. At the time, Colorado had adopted the first version of its flag. The DAR wanted a more meaningful flag for the Centennial State, so they sought proposals from the public. Andrew Carson submitted a design, which the DAR selected as the winner.
#4) Ranked 16th Most Popular
With its simple yet colorful design, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the Colorado flag is popular. A survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) found that it’s the 16th most popular flag in North America. Considering that there are 72 flags, that’s an impressive feat. The Colorado flag is popular because of its simple yet colorful design that symbolizes different aspects of the state.
#5) Used in Highway Markers
When driving through Colorado, you may notice the state’s flag included in highway markers. The design is commonly found in highway markers. Highway markers, of course, are highway signs. Many of Colorado’s highway markers consist of the highway number at the bottom and the state’s flag at the top.
- Where can I buy a Colorado flag?
- When was the Colorado flag adopted and who designed it?
- How am I supposed to fly the Colorado flag with my American flag?
- What do the designs on the Colorado flag mean?
Where can I buy a Colorado flag?
For a 100% made in the USA Colorado flag that will last, try Star Spangled Flags! Their flags are sewn using triple and quadruple stitching to help prevent fraying and unraveling, and are treated to help resist fading from the bright sunshine. They also provide free shipping and a customer satisfaction guarantee. Order yours today by visiting their website here.
When was the Colorado flag adopted and who designed it?
The state flag of Colorado was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson and was adopted on June 5, 1911 by an Act of the General Assembly. On February 28, 1929 the General Assembly stipulated that the red and blue colors on the flag be the exact red and blue as the United State flag. Then on March 31, 1964 the General Assembly made one more change to the flag, and that was to adjust the placement and diameter of the letter “C”.
How am I supposed to fly the Colorado flag with my American flag?
When flying the Colorado flag with the flag of the United States on the same pole, the flag of United States must always be at the top and the Colorado flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Colorado flag will be to the left of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the right of the other flags.
What do the designs on the Colorado flag mean?
The flag consists of three horizontal alternate stripes. The two outer stripes are blue, representing Colorado’s blue skies, with a white stripe in the middle which represents Colorado’s snowcapped mountains, and the production of silver which exceeds other states. There is a circular red “C” just to the left of the center of the flag, which is the first letter in Colorado, the first letter in columbine (their state flower), and the first letter in Centennial (it’s nickname is the Centennial State because it was admitted to the Union in 1876). The red represents the red soil of Colorado. Completely filling the open space inside the C is a golden disk which symbolizes the beautiful sunshine enjoyed year-round, and the precious gold of which Colorado exceeds other states. The red and blue used in the flag, is the same red and blue that is used on our American flag.