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The Wisconsin State Flag
The blue State Flag of Wisconsin proudly displays the name of the state in white together with 1848, the date of statehood. The image is taken from the seal of state a features the coat of arms supported by a sailor and a miner who represent the mining and shipping industries. There is a strict Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union: 1848
Wisconsin is the 30th state
Date the flag was adopted:1913,
modified in 1981

 
 

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

Wisconsin State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 30th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Badger State", it should be flown from a flagpole

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

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Capital: Madison
Date of Statehood: 29 May 1848
(30th state)
"Badger State"
Flag Ratio: 2:3

Wisconsin Coat of Arms

 
What is the design of the Wisconsin state flag?  
  The design is a field of azure blue containing an image of the Seal of Wisconsin flanked by a miner and a sailor and a picture of a badger
What do the male figures symbolize?
  A sailor and a miner, holding the tools of their trade, are supporters of the shield & represent the shipping and mining industries and their importance to the early economy of the state
What does the badger symbolize?
  The badger is the state animal and is a symbol of tenacity, and protection
What does the shield symbolize?
  The shield is based on the state's coat of arms containing pictures to represent the occupations which Wisconsin is known for including agriculture (the plow), mining (the pick and shovel), manufacturing (the arm and hammer) and navigation (the anchor).
Below the shield are images of a pyramid of 13 lead ingots representing mineral wealth including copper and a cornucopia (horn of plenty) symbolizing prosperity and abundance
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 white is a symbol of peace and honesty
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.
What is the history of the Wisconsin State Flag? 
  1863: Originally designed for use during the Civil War when regiments from Wisconsin wanted a flag for the battlefield
  1913: Wisconsin statutes specified the design of the flag
  1979: Wisconsin's flag was modified in 1979 to add "Wisconsin" and "1848", the year Wisconsin was admitted to the Union.  The changes were made n order to distinguish it from the many other blue U.S. state flags
When was the Wisconsin State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
  It was officially adopted September 17, 1979
The Wisconsin flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.
 

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