A Flag Day Salute To Wyoming’s State Flag [POLL]
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240 years ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress issued a resolution officially declaring the stars and stripes design as the official flag of the United States.
In 1916, the Wyoming chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution staged a contest inviting the public to design a flag that would represent the Cowboy State.
The winning entry came from Verna Keays, an art student who placed the silhouette of a bison emblazoned with the offical state seal and set over a blue background to represent the mountains, a white stripe in honor of purity, and a red border to commemorate the Native American tribes and pioneers who settled the land.
There are several online lists that rank state flags based on a variety of factors; most of whom have Wyoming near the top. Ranker places our state flag 11th, Thrillist ranked our flag in 6th place, and Wyoming finished 3rd in a recent Mapquest survey.
Admittably, we’re a little biased, but we think it’s one of the best state flags in the country.