Flag of Montana

State: Montana

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Montana Flag Description:
The flag of Montana consists of a blue base with the state seal in the center and Montana written above the seal.

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Montana Flag Meaning:
The state seal features views of Montana's natural riches, its mountains and the Great Falls of the Missouri River. In the foreground there is a shovel, pick and plough which represent Montana's past and future prosperity gained from the state's agricultural and mineral wealth. Written in Spanish on a ribbon is the state's motto: Oro-Y-Plata, which means Gold and Silver.

Montana Flag History:
The basic design of the flag originated in 1898 and was officially adopted in 1905.

The current flag dates from July 1, 1981 when the state's name was added. Montana is the 41st state of the union, gaining statehood on Nov. 8, 1889. The state seal was adopted in 1865.

Interesting Montana Facts:
Montana's state nickname is the Treasure State.

The flag was created by a Colonel in the Montana Infantry.

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