: This is a photograph of the California Republic Flag with a grizzly bear on a white field, an orange stripe and orange star. It is made of nylon and measures 100 cm by 160 cm.
In 1953, its standardized design and specifications were signed in by Governor Earl Warren. The bear motif was based on the last wild Californian grizzly bear in captivity. The bear, named "Monarch", was captured in 1889 on the order of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst. After the bear's death in 1911, it was mounted and preserved at the Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park. View on Ohio Memory.
: H65510_001 Subjects
: Ceremonial artifact; Bear Flag; Communication artifact; State flags--California; Places
: California (United States)