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Colorado’s State Flag’s Unexpected Origins

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3min 32sec
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
A Colorado state flag in the breeze over the Capitol building. Feb. 27, 2020.

Colorado Day is Saturday, August 1. It marks the day in 1876 when Colorado became a state. It turns out the design of the current state flag was based on the fact that people didn't realize a state flag already existed. Brian Trembath, the special collections librarian at the Denver Public Library, joined us in 2019 to explain.