Designed by Colonel Charles W. Harris, the first Arizona flag was carried by the Arizona Rifle Team to the National Rifle Matches in 1911.
Measuring four feet high and six feet wide, the flag is divided into a top and bottom half with a large five-point copper star in the center.
The top half of the flag represents the 13 original colonies of the United States and the western setting sun as Arizona is known for its beautiful sun sets. The copper star in the center of the flag identifies Arizona as the largest copper producing state in the union.
In a 2001 poll conducted by the North American Vexillological Association, the Arizona flag was identified as one of the "10 best flags on the continent," ranking sixth of 72 North American flags for overall design quality.