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California Police Patches

California was the 31st state in the USA
- it was admitted on September 9, 1850.
- it is the 3rd largest state.
- its nickname is The Golden State
- the Capital is Sacramento.

The official state flag of California, called the Bear Flag, was first used on June 14, 1846, but was not officially adopted until 1911.
- It was designed by William Todd.
- The flag pictures a grizzly bear and a star.
- The first Californian flag was quickly made by a group of American settlers who had just captured the town of Sonoma (from Mexico) and needed a flag to replace the Mexican banner.