Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Indiana State Flag

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The Indiana State Flag was adopted to celebrate Indiana's centenial in 1916




The Indiana State Flag was adopted to celebrate Indiana's centenial in 1916 from a design submitted by Paul Hadley of Mooresville, Indiana. The adoption of the Indiana State Flag design resulted from the Indiana Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution holding a contest at the request of the Indiana General Assembly. A one hundred dollar prize was offered, which resulted in over two hundred entries. The Indiana State Flag was adopted on May 31, 1917.




The current statute that governs the design of the Indiana State Flag states:


The Indiana State Flag's dimensions shall be three feet fly by two feet hoist; or five feet fly by three feet hoist; or any size proportionate to either of those dimensions. The field of the flag shall be blue with nineteen stars and a flaming torch in gold or buff. Thirteen stars shall be arranged in an outer circle, representing the original thirteen states; five stars shall be arranged in a half circle below the torch and inside the outer circle of stars, representing the states admitted prior to Indiana; and the nineteenth star, appreciably larger than the others and representing Indiana shall be placed above the flame of the torch. The outer circle of stars shall be so arranged that one star shall appear directly in the middle at the top of the circle, and the word "Indiana" shall be placed in a half circle over and above the star representing Indiana and midway between it and the star in the center above it. Rays shall be shown radiating from the torch to the three stars on each side of the star in the upper center of the circle.

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