Archeologists classify Kentucky\’s prehistoric past into six cultures that spanned 13,000 BC to 1,650 AD. These cultures were the Paleo-Indian culture, the Archaic culture, the Woodland culture, the Adena culture, the Mississippian culture and the Fort Ancient culture. From about 1650 until the arrival of the first white settlers, Native American battles broke out over control of the \”Great Meadow\” between the Shawnee tribes from north of the Ohio River and the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes from south of the Cumberland River. During this time, no Indian nation held possession of the land that would eventually become Kentucky.
In 1776, Kentucky became a separate county in Virginia and was admitted to the union as the fifteenth state on June 1, 1792 – the first on the western frontier. Kentucky chose to be known as a commonwealth, meaning government based on the common consent of the people and dating to the time of Oliver Cromwell\’s England.
Kentucky prides itself on producing some of the nation\’s best tobacco, horses, and whiskey. Corn, soybeans, wheat, fruit, hogs, cattle, and dairy products are among the agricultural items produced.
Kentucky\’s State Flag was authorized in 1918, but the design of the flag was not approved until 1928. The flag was designed by Jesse Cox Burgess, an art teacher in Frankfort, the state capital. The flag was adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly on March 26, 1918, and finalized the process by including a drawing in the statutes on 1928.
The Kentucky state seal has an unusually simple design. It is a solid white disc with a frontiersman and a politician embracing each other in the center. The government of Kentucky intended for the two men to represent all of the pioneers and politicians that served the state during its early history, but many people say that they represent Daniel Boone and Henry Clay.
The Kentucky seal has been represented in the centre of the state flag since the flag\’s adoption on March 26, 1918. The dark blue background is typical of half of all American state flags. Framing the seal is a wreath of goldenrod (the state flower) and the name \”Commonwealth of Kentucky.\” Like Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, Kentucky has designated itself a commonwealth, although legally it has the same status as the other states. The Flag Company Inc specialized in flag designs offered a special edition of decals and flags to memorize the history of Kentucky Flag for the future.