With over 40 years of experience in the flag industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you with all your flag needs. Our Wyoming Flags are made with premium nylon and polyester fabrics and backed with a six-month guarantee against any flaws, fading, or tearing. Additionally, these flags are proudly made in the U.S.A.
The rich history and natural splendor of the "Cowboy State" are depicted on the Wyoming state flag. The Wyoming flag features a red border around a blue field with a white silhouette of an American bison in the center. Find out more about the Wyoming state flags now!
Background of the Wyoming Flag
The Wyoming Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held a competition in 1916, encouraging participants to submit ideas for a state flag. The winner would receive a $20 reward, and the SAR received a total of 37 entries. They decided on a drawing by Verna Keays, a recent Art Institute of Chicago alumna. The bison flag was formally approved on January 31, 1917, when Governor Robert D. Carey signed the state flag bill into law.
After the design had been approved, SAR regent Grace Raymond Hebard—a renowned suffragist and academic who teaches at the University of Wyoming—made changes proposals. The bison is facing the fly in Keays' original drawing, which was chosen by the Wyoming legislature as a representation of the animal's former freedom to roam the state's plains. Hebard believed that the composition would be more harmonious if the bison were facing the hoist (animals generally face the hoist on flags, as they would the wind). Ultimately, the bison appeared facing the hoist on every Wyoming flag created after the first batch, even though the Wyoming legislature never formally ratified this modification.
The flag was on display at Vice President Dick Cheney's White House office. Cheney is a former Wyoming citizen and member of Congress.
Wyoming Flag Design
The outer border of the Wyoming flag is red, and the inside border is white. A panel of blue inside the borders is charged with a bison in white silhouette in the center. The blue and white state seal is displayed on the bison's shoulder.
The red, white, and blue colors of the American flag are also included in the Wyoming flag. The color blue, in Keays' opinion, stood for virtue, justice, and faithfulness. The color red represented the Native Americans and the blood lost in battle. White stood for virtue and uprightness.
Interesting Facts About the Wyoming Flag
The two men on the state seal stand in for miners and cattle ranchers, respectively, and the woman represents the state motto, "Equal Rights." Wyoming's wealth is symbolized by the words "Livestock", "Mines", "Grains", and "Oil". Support for the United States is indicated by the eagle and shield. Wyoming's formation as a U.S. territory in 1869 and its statehood in 1890 are denoted by those dates.
FAQ About the State of Wyoming
What is Wyoming known for?
- Wyoming, which granted women the right to vote as a territory in 1869, earned the moniker "The Equality State" since it was the first state in the union to do so.
- The first national monument in the United States was created on September 24, 1906, at Devil's Tower in Wyoming.
- Wyoming is home to the majority of Yellowstone National Park. It was the country's first national park when it was founded in 1872.
- Wyoming is home to the ten biggest coal mines in the country.
- The Laramie County Library System has been in operation since 1886, making it the nation's oldest county library system still in operation.
What is it like to live in Wyoming?
Many residents say it is comparable to Colorado, which is somewhat more rural and significantly flatter. Think of cowboys, welcoming rednecks/mountain men with beards, native Americans, and those who live in perpetual cold. The majority of people have Native American and German/Nordic ancestry. There is a huge statue of Abraham Lincoln on the roadway here, but culturally it is less like the South and more like the Midwest. Additionally, the locals are a lot friendlier than in most other areas of the nation.
Why does Wyoming have a low population?
Wyoming's sparse population is likely due in part to the state's varied topography, which includes steep, rocky hills, valleys, plains, and huge, flat basins devoid of trees. Crossing the state is the Continental Divide, also referred to as the Crest of the Rockies.
The Types of Wyoming Flags That We Offer:
We are pleased to offer Wyoming flags for indoor use, outdoor use and Wyoming Flag sets! You can be sure that you are getting a flag that is right for you!
Indoor Wyoming flags are offered in a special Carrot Top cloth, Beacon® Nylon. Based on the height of your flagpole, choose the size of your flag. These flags have elaborate reinforced lock stitching and bright, striking colors. Utilize these superb flags to design the ideal indoor display. Wyoming flags for indoor use are made of Beacon® Nylon. The beautifully woven, lightweight nylon used to make Beacon® Nylon Wyoming flags dries quickly and waves wonderfully in parades.
Outdoor Wyoming flags are made from two of Carrot Top's proprietary materials, Patriarch® Polyester and Beacon® Nylon. Our Patriarch® Flags are outstanding all-weather flags, and our Beacon® Flags are the best all-around flags. Our outdoor flags have beautiful lock stitching and vivid colors. Outdoor Wyoming flags are made of Beacon® Nylon and Patriarch® Polyester and come in sizes that are guaranteed to fit the height of your flagpole. Beacon® flags are made of strong, long-lasting nylon that dries quickly and waves gracefully in the slightest breeze. These flags are made for locations with light to medium winds and less severe weather. The following sizes of Beacon® Nylon Wyoming flags are available: 12" x 18", 2'x3, 3'x5, 4'x6, 5'x8, 6'x10", and 8'x12. Wyoming flags from Patriarch® are made of incredibly durable, two-ply polyester that feels and looks like cotton. These flags are designed for coastal areas, places with strong winds, and places that experience more severe weather. The following sizes of Patriarch® Polyester Wyoming flags are available: 3, 4, and 5 by 8 inches.
Our Wyoming Flag Sets come with both our aesthetically pleasing flags and our regal flagpoles. Choose the flag, flagpole, and (pole) finish that best reflects your style and the style of your room. You can rely on Carrot Top to help you design the ideal exhibit to celebrate the Cowboy State. You can customize the appearance and style of your Wyoming flag display with flag sets. The 3' x 5' and 4' x 6' Wyoming flags are the two available alternatives. Using our Majestic® Telescopic Poles and both flags, beautiful displays are produced. Majestic® Poles are simple to travel and build, and they adjust from 5 to 9 feet. Three different finishes are available for these flagpoles: gold, chrome aluminum and wood grained. There are two sizes of the Jointed Oak finishing pole, which offers a more conventional flagpole option. The 3'x5' Wyoming flag looks best when flown on the 8' jointed oak pole, while the 4'x6' Wyoming flag looks best when flown on the 9' jointed oak pole. The pole diameters of the Majestic® and Jointed Oak Poles taper from 7/8" at the top to 1 14" at the bottom. As a result, an ornament may be displayed without an adapter. A decorative spear or eagle, a gold cord with tassel, and a weighted base are all included with Wyoming flag sets.
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We at Carrot-Top Industries are incredibly proud of our tenacity and expertise, which span more than 40 years. To ensure that clients like you receive the best, most accurate information possible, we make use of our broad experience. Any of our customer service agents would be happy to help you place an order for a Wyoming state flag, American flag, flagpole, customized merchandise, or even one of our military flags! Please read our comprehensive flag buying guide, which will help you in the flag-buying process. Get in touch with us right away with any questions!