Official Nevada State Flag 1929 – Present
The Nevada State Flag design was adopted and signed into law on March 26th, 1929. The current flag originated from a design contest in 1926 that was won by Louis Shellback III. The layout consists of the state emblem placed in the upper hoist-side corner of a cobalt blue field. The elements of the emblem contain a silver star in the center which is a reference to one of the state’s nicknames “The Silver State”. Just below the star are two sprays of sagebrush which is the state flower while a gold banner appears above with one of the state mottos “Battle Born”. A reference to the fact that Nevada gained its statehood during the American Civil War. However, there was some controversy on how the letters of “NEVADA” were to be arranged. A compromise was reached in 1929 whereby the letters would appear in a circular pattern around the silver star. This was the official design that became law on March 26th, 1929. In 1991 the flag was revised so that the word “NEVADA” was placed below the star in a slightly inverted arch which is how the flag appears today.
Nylon is a durable, lightweight material that will easily fly in a light breeze and features bright, rich colors. The artwork is visible on both sides of the flag and the lettering reads correctly from one side only.
- Quality construction
- Bright colors
- One solid piece of fully printed, 150-denier nylon fabric
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Flag size: 3’x5′