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California State Colors

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Photo of blue and gold California license plate.
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Blue and Gold

The official state colors of California are blue and gold - officially designated in 1951. Blue represents the sky and sea. Gold symbolizes the color of the precious mineral mined by the forty- niners from the hills of California.

Gold is also the official state mineral, California's nickname is "the golden state," and the golden California poppy is the state flower of California.

Source:
State Colors: California State Library
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All State Cultural Symbols - National Colors

    

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