Nevada has had four flags
in its history. The first official flag, designed by Governor John
Sparks and Colonel Henry Day, was adopted by the legislature in 1905.
In 1915 a new design was designated for the official state flag, then another
change in 1929. The 1929 design is the more familiar flag, with a
blue background, a sagebrush wreath, the "Battle Born" motto, a star, and
the word Nevada in the upper left corner. In 1991 a minor modification
was made to the flag and the word "Nevada" was moved
to a point below the star, so it is more easily read.
Nevada State Museum