Pennsylvania State Flags
The Background Of The Pennsylvania Flag
The flag of Pennsylvania was adopted in 1778 as the official emblem for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It proudly displays a seal with the state's coat of arms, featured prominently within the center of a striking blue field. While the Pennsylvania coat of arms was placed on the flag in 1778, it would be another year before the design was authorized by the general assembly for use on official state militia flags, on April 9th, 1799. While the flag was used for official militia purposes, there were many civilian variations in circulation until June 13th, 1907, when an official nonmilitary version was adopted by the state legislature.
Similar to the official emblem of the state of Pennsylvania, the coat of arms it proudly displays has undergone many changes. The official design features many of the Keystone state's most dearly beloved images paying homage to its rich and beautiful history. Two rearing horses signifying transportation and agriculture flank the sides, highlighting the bald eagle, which sits proudly on the center top, denoting strength in sovereignty. Within the state coat of arms, a sailing ship that brings to mind the port of Philadelphia, the state's center of coastal commerce, with a plow directly beneath, commemorating Pennsylvania's rich natural resources.
Below the plow, three sheaves of wheat showcasing the state's agriculture round off the emblem's interior. A cornstalk honoring native Americans and an olive branch, the sign of peace and hope cradle the coat of arms, while the state's motto, virtue, liberty and independence drapes within a brilliant red banner along the bottom. This unforgettable design was created by Caleb Lownes, a Quaker from Philadelphia, and, with its inclusion on the flag, touts the distinction of being one of only eight U.S. state flags that feature an American bald eagle.
Interesting Facts About The Pennsylvania Flag
- While the official flag design was adopted in 1907, the Pennsylvania state legislature introduced a bill in 2005 to add the word "Pennsylvania" to the flag's bottom. While it was approved, the Senate has taken no action to incorporate the new wording, meaning the flag remains unchanged.
- Unlike some U.S. State flags, the Pennsylvania coat of arms is embroidered on the flag, not printed.
- The colors used within the flag of Pennsylvania include red, green, brown, gold, and blue.
- Pennsylvania has a rich history of global commerce, serving as a coastal port for ships traveling to different parts of the world. The ship within the emblem signifies this little-known state contribution.
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FAQ About the state of Pennsylvania and its Flags
- What Is Pennsylvania Known To Be Famous For?
Pennsylvania is one of the most important states for steel, coal, and railroads. It's also the nations leading mushroom provider, producing over 425 million pounds every year.
- Why Are There Horses On The Pennsylvania Flag?
The horses on the flag of Pennsylvania represent diligence along with transportation. As a Quaker, the flag's designer no doubt respected the horse's contribution to the state's success.
- Was PA A Union Or Confederate State?
Pennsylvania was a Union state, along with nineteen others along the United State's northern and Western coasts.
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