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California was declared a Republic, independent of Mexico on 14 June 1846 by a group of settlers who marched on the Mexican garrison at Sonoma. This was known as the Bear Flag Revolt for the flag showing a grizzly bear and a star over a red bar with the words, "California Republic." The flag only flew for less than a month, until 9 July 1846, after Mexico and the US were at war. It was adopted as the state flag by the state legislature in 1911



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