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The Bear Flag Proclamation

William B. Ide arrived at Sutter’s Fort in October 1845 as part of the Grigsby-Ide wagon train. He took his family north, where built a cabin for his family on the ranch of Robert Thomes. It was men from the … Continue reading

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Bidwell and the Bear Flaggers

            The flag was not used at the time, or at any time, to march under, or for any other purpose,–had no political significance whatever. It was not recognized as having been adopted or used … Continue reading

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The Bear Flag Story

Most of us know the story of how the California flag came to be. But do you know that it might have had quite a different bear on it? In June 1846 a group of Americans banded together to take … Continue reading

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