Idaho State Flag
The Idaho flag was formally adopted on November 2, 1957. Since, Idaho has maintained the same flag for the last 61 years.
The Idaho flag was voted 49th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.
The 6 main colors in the Idaho flag are #003776, #FFE835, #FFB32B, #000000, #86E2FF, and #EF1439. The Idaho flag width is 1.3 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 3.9 feet.
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The Idaho state flag consists of the state seal on a blue background with the words, "The Great Seal of the State of Idaho," in the outer ring. An inner ring contains the state motto, “Esto perpetua,” which means “Let it be perpetual” or “It is forever.” Below the seal, the words “State of Idaho” appear in a red and gold band which should be 2 inches high. The seal contains a man and woman along with various agricultural motifs. This silken flag should be 5 feet by 6 inches with a fringe of gold around the borders.
The miner and woman on the seal represent justice, liberty and equality. The miner also symbolizes the chief industry in the state back when the flag was created. The other images shown like the vegetables, fruits and sheaf of wheat represent the agriculture in Idaho. The elk represents the fauna of Idaho and the state's animal protection laws. The pine tree is a representation of the renowned timber industry of this state. The husbandman plowing on the left side represents hardworking farmers in this agriculturally rich state. At the woman's feet grows the Syringa (Mock Orange), Idaho's state flower, and two cornucopias indicating a plentiful land with the Shoshone (Snake) River swiftly flowing down the center. All of these images show a state that has plenty of natural resources for a successful agriculture industry.
The state flag of Idaho was adopted in 1927 by the state legislature. The seal was first designed and approved in 1863 by Emma Edwards Green, the only one designed by a woman. The original flag can be traced back to 1907 when the Idaho regiment was about to leave to help in the war against Spain. They were presented with a military blue silk richly embroidered with the great seal of their home state. They carried flag wherever they went. When they came back from war, the state legislature decided to embrace this flag as the official flag. A few modifications were then made to stress the major economic activities of the state: agriculture, mining, and timber.
Idaho is the 43rd state to join the union and therefore its flag retains this position on the national platform.
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