State flag of Wyoming
|Adopted||March 4, 1917|
The state flag of the Wyoming consists of a dark blue field bordered by white and red and in the centre is the white silhouette of an American Bison (also known as 'buffalo') bearing the state seal. second legislature in 1893, revised by the sixteenth legislature in 1921. On the seal, the draped figure in the center holds a staff from which flows a banner bearing the words, "Equal Rights," and symbolizes the political status women have always enjoyed in Wyoming. (Wyoming was the first territory and state in the United States to give equal voting and office-holding rights to women) The figures of the miner and cowboy typify the livestock and mining industries of the state. A bald eagle over a shield and a five-pointed star bearing the number 44 signifies Wyoming as part of the Union as Wyoming was the 44th state admitted to the Union. On top of the pillars rest lamps from which burn the Light of Knowledge. Scrolls encircling the two pillars bear the words, Oil, Mines, Livestock, and Grain, four of Wyoming's major industries. The two dates on the Great Seal, 1869 and 1890 commemorate the organization of the Territorial government and Wyoming's admission to the Union.
Wyoming state flag
Wyoming flag colors - meaning
Red: represents the Native Americans and the blood of the pioneers who gave their lives reclaiming the soil.
White: represents purity and uprightness of Wyoming
Blue: stands for the vast sky and majestic mountains of Wyoming and symbolizes fidelity, justice and virility.
Bison: stands for fauna and livestock of Wyoming and symbolizes strength. The seal on it recalls the tradition of branding livestock
History of Wyoming flag
In 1916, the Wyoming chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution ran a contest, with a rize of $20, to design a flag for the state of Wyoming. Of the 37 entries received, a design submitted by Mrs. A.C. Keyes of Casper (formerly Miss Verna Keays of Buffalo) was chosen to be the official flag . On January 31, 1917, Governor Robert D. Carey signed the state flag bill into law and the bison flag was officially adopted.
Wyoming flag history