1976 13¢ Arkansas
State Flags Issue
Issue Date: February 23, 1976
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 8,720,100 panes of 50
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Arkansas State Flag
When the members of the Pine Bluff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution discovered that Arkansas was without a state flag, the women decided to create one. The winner of the statewide contest was Miss Willie Hocker of Wabbaseka. Her design was officially adopted as the Arkansas State Flag on February 26, 1913.
The design features a white diamond on a red field, recognizing Arkansas as the only diamond-producing state at the time of the flag's creation.Â The blue band surrounding this diamond features 25 stars, representing Arkansas' place as the 25th state admitted to the Union. The three stars below the state name represent the three countries formerly owning the territory. The lone top star is representative of Arkansas' membership in the Confederate States of America.