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About the Kansas State Flag
Kansas remained content without its own state flag for many years. It was not until 1927 that Adjutant General McLean shepherded an act through the state legislature "designating the form and color" of a state flag. The new flag was created by John J. Ingalls, a state senator from Atchison. Ingalls also proposed the state motto: Ad astra per aspera - "To the stars through difficulties." Ingalls was to become a US senator who gained nationwide recognition for his skill as an orator.
The Kansas state flag consists of a field of dark blue with the state seal in the center. A sunflower on a bar of twisted gold lies above the seal. Below, the name Kansas is inscribed in gold letters. The official description of Kansas' state seal is as follows: The east is represented by a rising sun, in the right-hand corner of the seal; to the left of it, commerce is represented by a river and a steamboat; in the foreground, agriculture is represented as the basis of the future prosperity of the state, by a settler's cabin and a man plowing with a pair lf horses; beyond this is a train of ox-wagons, going west, in the background is seen a herd of buffalo, retreating, pursued by two Indians, on horseback; around the top is the motto, 'Ad astra per aspera,' and beneath a cluster of thirty-four stars. The circle is surrounded by the words, "great seal of the state of Kansas. January 29, 1861."
The thirty-four stars represent Kansas' admission to the Union as the 34th state. The rolling hills symbolize the terrain near Fort Riley. The date is that of Kansas' admission to the Union.
The sunflower as it appears on the state flag depicts Kansas' state crest, and insignia designated by the War Department in 1923. It consists of a sunflower atop a bar or wreath meant to symbolize the Louisiana Purchase. The crest's placement above the state seal ensures that the sunflower is the most obvious single symbol on the flag.
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