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The Montana State Flag
The blue State Flag proudly displaying the name Montana features a central image of the state seal depicting the landscape and symbols of the faming and mining industries that were important to the early economy of Montana.. It serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. There is a strict Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union:1889
Montana is the 41st state
Date the flag was adopted:1905,
modified 1981

 
 

Facts on the Montana State Flag Etiquette
Facts and information about flying the ensign and the display of the Montana Flag:

Montana State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: The flag may be flown every day in the 41st state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Treasure State", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The Montana flag may be flown at night when properly lighted

Fact 4: The flagpole must be at least two and one-half times as long as the flag

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Montana State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. Montana State car flags are used by their owners as mobile emblems of their home. Car flags are usually made from strong materials and are attached to a car via a pole and clip window attachment.

History, Description, Colors and Symbols of the Montana State Flag
The Montana flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "Treasure State". What does the flag stand for? The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the flag are as follows:

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Capital: Helena
Date of Statehood:
8 November 1889
(41st state)
"Treasure State"
Flag Ratio: 2:3

Enlarged picture Seal of Montana flag

 
What is the design of the Montana state flag?  
  The design is a field of blue containing an image of the Seal of Montana (see above enlarged picture)
What does the image on the seal symbolize?
  The overall image on the seal illustrate the landscape and the mining and agriculture industries of  that were important to the economy of the state.
What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
  The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
  The color yellow or gold is a symbol of the sun, generosity and wealth
What is the shape and flag ratio? The 'Hoist' is the width and the 'Fly' is the length.
  The ratio is 2:3 meaning it is 2 units tall for every 3 units wide.
Who designed the Montana State Flag?
  The name of the designer was Colonel Harry C. Kessler
What is the history of the Montana State Flag? 
  1898. Colonel Kessler, head of the volunteers of the 1st Montana Infantry recruited to fight in the 1898 conflict, the Spanish-American War. He created a flag to distinguish his men from other forces.
  The Kessler flag consisted of the Montana state seal on a dark blue background with the words "1st Montana Inft’y U.S.V." at the top
  1905: The flag design became extremely popular and was adopted minus the Infantry title
  1981: The Montana Legislature adopted the design and added the word "Montana" in Roman lettering above the seal
  1985: The lettering of the word "Montana" was officially changed to Helvetica Bold type
When was the Montana State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
  It was officially adopted December 17, 1981
The Montana flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.
 

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