Friday, August 21, 2009

Minnesota State Flag

The present state flag of Minnesota was adopted in 1957 and is blue with the state seal superimposed on the middle of it. The three dates woven into the wreath represent:

1858 - The year of statehood.

1819 - The year Fort Snelling was established.

1893 - The year the original state flag was adopted.

The nineteen stars symbolize the fact that Minneapolis was the nineteenth state to enter the union after the original thirteen. The largest star symbolize the North Star and Minnesota.

The most common color seen in Minnesota is lighter than shown here, usually a royal blue, though it may not be official. Minnesota is a Dakota word meaning approximately sky tinged or tinted waters. That is, waters the color of the sky. Minne = water, sota = sky color.

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