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Flag of Kansas
Kansas
Adopted March 1985 [1]
Designed by (unknown, based on original design by Hazel Avery) [2]
Proportions 3:5
Kansas State Banner
Kansas Banner
Adopted March 1925 [3]
Designed by (unknown, based on legislative description) [4]
Proportions 3:4

The flag of Kansas is blue with a stylized version of the state seal of Kansas just above the center of the flag. Above the seal is a stylized version of the Kansas state military crest, featuring a sunflower. Underneath the seal in large yellow lettering is the word "KANSAS".

SymbolismEdit

The flag is charged with the Great Seal of the State of Kansas and the state military crest. The word "KANSAS" was added to the lower portion of the flag in 1961[5], in order to distinguish it from so many other blue-colored state flags when displayed at national events.


State BannerEdit

The state banner was adopted in 1953, an updated version of the original 1925 design, which was adotped by the state legislature before the flag was in 1927. The 1925 design of the banner was a golden sunflower on a blue field with the word "KANSAS" in gold above.

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Kansas1963-1985

Kansas (1927-1963)1927-1963

Historical FlagsEdit

Kansas Admit Me Free

While not known to have been flown in Kansas officially, the "ADMIT ME FREE" flag was popular among free-staters outside of Kansas. The flag pictured flew over a Republican Party rally in Pennsylvania during the 1856 general election.

The "Admit Me Free" flag was flown by "free-staters", those who advocated the then U.S. territory Kansas being admitted to the Union as a "free" or non-slaveholding state during the late 1850's. It was frequently used by Republican Party Presidential candidates during the 1856 and 1860 elections to show support for a free Kansas, when Kansas' statehood was a major issue.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kansas Flags at WorldFlags101.com
  2. First Kansas Flag Still at Lincoln
  3. Kansas Banner at CRWFlags.com
  4. KSA 73-704
  5. Kansas State Historical Society
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