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English: The Original Todd Flag — with a California grizzly bear as a symbol of strength and unyielding resistance.
  • Bear flags were briefly used in 1846 by American settlers of the California Republic episode, in the former Mexican department of Alta California.
  • According to a newspaper article of 1878, one of the Bear Flags may have been designed by William L. Todd, a nephew of Mary Todd Lincoln.
  • An 1890 photograph of the original flag. It and the accompanying Storm Flag (bear flag by Peter Storm), were destroyed on April 18, 1906, in the fires that followed the great San Francisco Earthquake.
Date 1846
Source B/W photo of California Republic's first Bear Flag
Author William L. Todd (1818-1876)


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