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Are you a big fan of the Treasure State? If so, this Montana State Flag is a way to show your love. Choose from our variety of size options for indoor and outdoor styles for your ideal flag display. 

Montana Flag for Outside Use

These fade and weather-resistant flags are designed to fly majestically all year long. Hoist your flag upon one of our outdoor flagpoles for a complete outdoor display.

Outdoor Montana Flag Features:

  • Made in the United States
  • Authentic design
  • 100% nylon
  • Sewn edges
  • Strong canvas heading
  • Brass grommets

Note: To increase the lifetime of your flag, avoid use during harsh weather conditions. 

Montana Flag for Indoor Use

These indoor flags are made-to-order with gold fringe. Give these elegant flags the respect they deserve by using an indoor flagpole.

Indoor Montana Flag Features:

  • Made in the United States
  • Authentic design
  • 100% nylon
  • Sewn edges
  • Gold fringe
  • Pole sleeve

Note: Gold fringe will become damaged by the outdoor elements if left outside.

Montana Flag History and Meaning

The 1985 legislature adopted a seal for public business, which is the same seal still used to this day. This seal of the state includes a depiction of the Rocky Mountains, which was an important part of the state’s topography and name. The seal also depicts a river, to represent the vast stretches of natural beautiful scenery within the state. The center of the seal features the Great Falls, which is an important and distinctive landmark in Montana. The plow, shovel, and pickaxe stand for the state’s agriculture and mining industry. The words on the bottom ribbon are the state motto “oro y plata,”  which is Spanish for “Gold and Silver.” 

The flag of the state of Montana is based on the flag of the First Montana infantry regiment in the Spanish-American War of 1898. This design featured a dark blue background with the state seal in the middle. This flag was adopted in 1905, but many other states had similar flags. To make this flag more distinguishable, the 1981 legislature modified the design by adding the word “Montana” to the top portion.


Other Details

Capitol: Helena
Flag Adopted: December 17, 1981
Entered Union: November 8, 1889
Motto: "Oro y Plata" / "Gold and silver"
Nickname: Big Sky Country, The Treasure State
Known For: Yellowstone National Park, Fishing
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Bitterroot
State Mammal: Grizzly Bear
Famous Montanans: Dana Carvey, Evel Knievel, Michelle Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Patrick Duffy, David Lynch