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The Wyoming State Flag
The red, white and blue border style State Flag of Wyoming depicts a central image of a bison with a depiction of the state seal. The seal features the Greek Goddess Nike, the spirit of victory and the male figures of a miner and a farmer representing the mining and farming industries in Wyoming. The Wyoming flag serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. There is an Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union: 1890
Wyoming is the 44th state
Date the flag was adopted:1917


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

Wyoming State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 44th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Equality State", it should be flown from a flagpole

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

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Capital: Cheyenne
Date of Statehood: 10 July 1890 (44th state)
"Equality State"
Wyoming Flag Ratio: 2:3

Wyoming Great Seal

What is the design of the Wyoming state flag?  
 The design is a border style flag with a field of blue and a red and blue border. It depicts an the silhouette of an American Bison, also known as Buffalo, containing the Seal of Wyoming
What does the bison or buffalo on the flag symbolize?
 The image of the buffalo honors this magnificent animal that was so important to the early inhabitants of Wyoming.
 Great herds of bison, aka buffalo, once roamed in Wyoming. An estimated 30-60 million bison inhabited North America during 1500's
 Between 1872-1883 the bison were slaughtered almost to the point of extinction and it is estimated that only 750 bison were left in the United States in 1884.
 Congress passed stricter game laws in 1889 the Army the task of enforcing laws in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming in an effort to protect the final few wild bison
 The seal also echoes the custom of branding livestock in the agriculture industry.
 Wyoming designated the American buffalo as official state mammal in 1985
What does the image on the seal depicted on the flag symbolize?
 The image on the seal depicts the Greek Goddess Nike, the spirit of victory, holding a banner containing the Wyoming motto, bearing the words, "Equal Rights"
 A farmer and a miner each stands next to a pillar. One pillar bears the words "Livestock" and "Grain" to represent the agriculture industry. The other pillar has the words "Mines" and "Oil" representing the mining industry
 The pillars symbolize fortitude and constancy. The lamps that top the pillars burn the Light of Knowledge.
 Loyalty to the nation is represented by the US shield and the eagle, symbol of the US
What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
 The color red is a symbol of hardiness, bravery, strength & valor
 The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
 The color white is a symbol of peace and honesty
 The American combination of red, white and blue symbolizes revolution and freedom
What is the shape and Wyoming 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 Wyoming State Flag?
 The name of the designer was Verna Keays
What is the history of the Wyoming State Flag? 
 1916: The Wyoming branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution sposored a contest to design the ensign
 The winner of the contest, and $20, was 24 year old Verna Keays who was an art graduate
When was the Wyoming State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
 The Wyoming flag was officially adopted March 4, 1917
The Wyoming flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.

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