To learn about how the California state flag came to be adopted, click here.
Adoption of California's State Flag from NETSTATE.
California Bear Flag: 1846 California bear flag from the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco.
Bear Flags of Sonoma: Various bear flags discussed with commentary hosted by Sonoma Valley Internet service provider. Web site to commemorate 150th Anniversary of the raising of the bear flag.
California Pear Flag: Snopes.com makes the case that the design of the California state flag was a mistake.
California (U.S.): FOTW "Flags of the World" Web Site.
State Flags: Complete list of state flags with links to large pictures and images suitable for coloring.
Flag Terminology: The parts of a flag and terms associated with its design.
Visit Our Flag Shop: Purchase all kinds of flags and banners, lapel pins, 50 state flag sets, decals, patches, college banners at the Flag Shop.
Flags of the Fifty States and their Incredible Histories: A complete guide to America's most powerful symbols by Randy Howe.
How Proudly They Wave: Flags of the Fifty States: This book, by Rita D. Haban, is geared toward younger readers.