U.S. State Flag Series #4 - Arkansas
In Wisconsin, United States
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Continuing my state flag series with the state of Arkansas. This cache is hidden in Calhoun Park. There is dedicated parking for this City of New Berlin park. Please place cache back exactly as found.
Did you know that……?
Arkansas's state nickname is the Natural State. Arkansas is also known as Hot water state.
... The toothbrush was invented in Arkansas.
The singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingston, Arkansas.
Fourteen meteorites have been discovered in Arkansas.
Arkansas is home to the America’s only diamond mine.
The flag of Arkansas consists of a red base with a white diamond in the center that is bordered in blue. There are 25, white, five pointed stars in the blue border. In the center of the white diamond the word 'Arkansas' is written and there is one blue, five-pointed star above it and three more below it.
The flag's colors are the same as the national flag of the United States and represent Arkansas as one of the states in the Union. The 25 white stars signify that Arkansas was the 25th state admitted to the union of the United States. The diamond represents Arkansas as the first diamond producing state in the US. The three blue stars together in the diamond have three meanings: They represent the three countries Arkansas has belonged to: Spain, France and the United States.
The flag was first adopted on Feb. 26, 1913. In 1923 minor modifications were made to it. It wasn't officially adopted until Mar. 4, 1987. Arkansas is the 25th state of the union, gaining statehood on June 15, 1836. A fourth blue star was added and placed above the name Arkansas in 1923. It represents Arkansas' former membership to the Confederate States of America.
Miss Willie Hocker designed the state flag of Arkansas as part of a flag contest in 1913.
Last Updated: on 12/1/2013 4:05:08 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (12:05 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum