Monday, May 26, 2008

Bear Flag

It is Memorial Day, so I thought I'd do some flag waving for you. You don't see the California flag as much as the US flag, but here it is flying high in front of a local bank. Our flag depicts the now extinct California Golden Bear.


Blogger Rachel E. Adams said...

Another mini-theme going on that I don't know about? Last week 4 blogs had pictures of McDonalds on the same day. Today all over America, it's flags. Conspiracy? I don't know...

Mon May 26, 08:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rachel E. Adams said...

Oh, duh, just tore my eyes from the pretty picture to read the copy. Memorial Day, I get it.

Mon May 26, 08:25:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only in Berkeley is th mascot th "Golden Bear".
The California bear was th GRIZZLY, (Ursus arctos subsp. horribilis) and pretty fierce they were.
Before the mission at San Luis Obispo was founded [1772] hunting parties were sent down from Carmel [near Monterey] and took back thousands of pounds of bear meat, which kept the padres and soldiers alive for a year.

Tue May 27, 07:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by. I missed the McDonalds theme - I wonder what that was all about! Thanks Richard. I wasn't sure which bear is actually on the flag, golden or grizzly, I read differing accounts - probably grizzly. Either one, they are either all gone or scarce.

Tue May 27, 07:55:00 AM PDT  

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