Montana - State Flag - For Outdoor Use

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Montana - State Flag - For Outdoor Use

We have this Montanan state flag available in two materials, so, no matter what the weather conditions are in your area, we've got you covered! The standard finishing for outdoor use is with heading and grommets.

Specifications:

  • 100% Made in the USA - This means that our flags are manufactured and assembled here in the USA, with materials made in the USA. Made in the USA has been our guiding principle since Flags USA was established in 1987.
  • Heading and Grommet Style - This flag has a sturdy duck cloth heading and two #2 solid brass grommets.
  • Choice of Nylon or Polyester Material - We offer this flag in two materials. The nylon version is available in more sizes than the polyester version, however. (See below for help deciding which material you should choose.)

Do you have a question about flags, flag accessories, or flagpoles?

Here at Flags USA, American-made flags and flag accessories have been our specialty since we opened our doors over thirty years ago. Our goal is to see that you are equipped with the flags and accessories that best suit your needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 866-879-1776.

Montana - Flag Facts

Montana officially adopted their flag in 1904. In the spring of 1898, the First Montana Infantry volunteers prepared for war against Spain. Montana had no flag at this time, so the ladies of Helena provided the men with a 45-star US flag. However, Colonel Kessler felt that his group of volunteers needed a special flag to identify his Montana men. Therefore, the Colonel commissioned a unique flag for the First Montana Infantry to be made which displayed an embroidered replica of the Montana state seal on a dark background. This hand-made silk flag included "1st Montana Infantry U.S.V." above the state seal.

A year later, when the men returned from the war, Montana still had no official state flag. Many people thought that the regimental flag should be honored with official recognition. In 1905 it was proclaimed that Colonel Kessler’s flag be the official flag with the words "1st Montana Infantry" removed.

The great seal of the state of Montana is centered on a blue field depicting some of Montana's beautiful scenery and reflects the pioneering history of the state:

  • A bright full sunrise over snowy mountains
  • A forest and cliffs
  • The great falls of the Missouri River
  • Three tools, a pick, a shovel and a plow in the foreground represent Montana’s mining and farming
  • Below the tools, displayed on a ribbon is the state motto, ORO Y PLATA (which is Spanish for Gold and Silver)

In 1985 the Helvetica Bold font was specified to eliminate the wide variety of type-styles being used by different manufacturers of the flag.

In 1981 a bill was passed to require that the word “MONTANA” be added above the seal to distinguish the Montana flag from other state flags at a distance.