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The Nevada State Flag
The State Flag of Nevada features a plain cobalt blue field (background). In the canton area it bears the motto "Battle Born" above a single 5 pointed silver star, cradled by a wreath of sagebrush (the state flower), over the the name of Nevada. The Nevada flag 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:1864
Nevada is the 36th state
Date the flag was adopted:1991


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

Nevada State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 36th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Silver State", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The Nevada 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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Nevada State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. Nevada 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 Nevada State Flag
The Nevada flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "Silver State". What does the flag stand for? The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the Nevada State Flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the Nevada State Flag are as follows:

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Capital: Carson City
Date of Statehood:
31 October 1864
(36th state)
"Silver State"
Flag Ratio: 2:3

Nevada Flag 1905-1915

What is the design of the Nevada state flag?  
 The design is a cobalt blue field on which the canton section contains two sagebrush branches encircling a silver star with the text "Nevada" and "Battle Born".
What does the sagebrush symbolize?
 The sagebrush is native to North America and is the state flower of Nevada. Native American Indians used the leaves of sagebrush for medicine and sagebrush bark for weaving mats
What does the star symbolize?
 The lone silver star represents the Nevada State Mineral, Silver, and the wealth of mineral resources within the state
 According to the ancient laws of heraldry a star symbolizes honor, achievement and hope.
What does the banner "Battle Born" refer to?
 The words "BATTLE BORN" on the gold scroll above the star testify that Nevada was born during a period of great conflict. Nevada was admitted to the union during the Civil War
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 green is a symbol of the earth, agriculture, fertility and hope, joy and love
 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 Nevada State Flag?

The name of the designer was Louis Schellbach III

What is the history of the Nevada State Flag? 
 1905: The first flag was created in 1905 by Colonel Harry Day and Governor John Sparks . In this design 36 stars were featured on a blue background with the words "Silver" and "Gold", reflecting the mineral resources, at the top and bottom respectively. "NEVADA" was in the center. See the picture above
 1915: The design was changed to feature the Coat of Arms and the motto  the words "All For Our Country" instead of reflecting the silver and gold resources.
 1926: Due to high manufacturing costs of the 1915 design,  a contest was held in 1926 to find a new design. Louis Schellbach, III won the contest. His design specified that the word "Nevada" should circle the points of the star.
 1929: The placement of the state’s name was subject to debate and it was decided that the name should be displayed in a semi circle beneath the star and a bill adopting this design was signed into law
 However, the name continued to be placed around the star in error for more than 60 years!
 1991: The legislature finally corrected the error
When was the Nevada State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
 It was officially adopted July 25, 1991
The Nevada flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.

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