Archive for October, 2008

First State Flag

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

by Jill Holt, Curator of Textiles

firstflag21.jpgOklahoma became a state on November 16, 1907. The first state flag was adopted in 1911. It featured a five-point white star edged in blue centered on a field of red. The number 46 was in the center of the star in recognition of Oklahoma being the 46th state admitted to the Union. According to the Chronicles of Oklahoma, the first flag was dubbed the “red rag of sedition” and was viewed in a negative manner following the Russian Revolution of 1917. (more…)