There's some debate about the real meaning behind the state flag of Colorado. Here's what people think the colors and symbols on Colorado's state flag represent.

Colorado's First State Flag Created in 1907

Colorado's first state flag was created in 1907 and wasn't very popular. The state's first flag wasn't flown publicity, according to US Flags, so another state flag was made and was officially adopted on June 5, 1911.

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The Real Meaning Behind the State Flag of Colorado

People are debating the real meaning behind the symbols and colors on the state flag of Colorado. Below is a meme we found explaining the meaning of everything on the state flag of Colorado, which some people find accurate.

Not everyone agrees with the meme about the Colorado state flag above. This is what we found:

Blue Stripes on the State Flag of Colorado

The blue stripes on the Colorado state flag are said to represent the mountains of Colorado, while some believe it represents Colorado's blue skies. Another theory behind the real meaning of the blue on the state flag of Colorado is that the blue and white stripes represent the Colorado state flower, the columbine.

White Strip on the State Flag of Colorado

Other than the blue and white stripes symbolizing the columbine, people also believe that the white stripe on the Colorado state flag represents snow. The white stripe on the state flag of Colorado could also represent silver. Over $82 million in silver was mined during Colorado's Silver Boom in the late 1800s.

The Red 'C' on the State Flag of Colorado

The red 'C' on Colorado's state flag is said to represent all of the red dirt in the state since Colorado means colored red in Spanish. Others think that the 'C' on the state flag of Colorado stands for centennial or columbine.

The Golden Circle on the State Flag of Colorado

The golden center of Colorado's state flag is thought to represent the abundant sunshine we receive in the state of Colorado. It may also represent gold, which Colorado has produced tons of.

Let us know what you think all of the colors and symbols on the state flag of Colorado represent in the comments.

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