High quality outdoor polyester Alaska state flags. 2ply polyester state flags offer the greatest durability available. Our Alaska flags are fully dyed for great outdoor performance. Four rows of stiching on the fly end make our Alaska Flags durable in all conditions. Alaska Flags are finished with a canvas header and two brass grommets. All our Alaska Flags are proudly made in the USA. --- The dark blue flag of Alaska was originally created in 1927 by thirteen year old John Bell Benson who submitted his design as part of a state-wide contest. Young Bensons' flag beat out 142 other entrants, most of which are on display at the Alaska Historical Library & Museum. This beautiful flag contains eight gold stars, seven of which form the Big Dipper and the eighth is representative of the North Star.