Learn more about the Arkansas State Flag
The first official flag was designed by Miss Willie Kavanaugh Hocker of Wabbbaseka who submitted the design as a member of the Pine Bluff Chapter of the DAR. Sixty-five designs for a state flag were submitted to the DAR in Pine Bluff. Secretary of State, Earle W. Hodges appointed a committee to choose the winning design for the new state flag. The choice was affirmed by the General Assembly on 26 February 1913 when they passed a resolution designating the design. A few small changes were made to the original design, but it remains much the same as first designed. The 25 white stars around the diamond show Arkansas' rank as the 25th state. The center diamond was to let everyone know that Arkansas had the country's only diamond mine and the red, white and blue colors proclaimed that the state was part of the United States of America.
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