Bear Flag Rebellion

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In the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846, which occurred in Sonoma during the Mexican-American War, a group of American settlers in what was then the Mexican-ruled territory of California proclaimed independence and hoisted the original Bear Flag (June 14, 1846). The following month American naval forces seized control of the area, and the flag of the short-lived California Republic was replaced by the Stars and Stripes.
Memory of the Bear Flag was preserved, although original examples were lost or destroyed, and in 1911 the California legislature recognized it as the official state flag.

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