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State Flag

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.

Photo Credit:
Nevada State Museum