Most state flags are very much unique from one another, but California’s is still left with a question most still ponder about. What do the bear and the star represent on California’s state flag?
Well, it all started in the year 1846 during what was called the “Bear Flag Revolt”. This was when the California settlers wanted independence from Mexico so they made their own flag with a bear and a star on it to symbolize their taking control of this area. Later the words California Republic appeared on this flag but were not officially recognized by these insurgents. The grizzly bear on this flag is believed to have been put on this flag to enrage or intimidate the Californios since they feared this animal the most.
The star on this flag is the same red star that was flown in the revolt in California in 1836. Some believe this star to be showing solidarity with Texas since they were fighting for independence from Mexico around the same time period.