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Montana state flag
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Montana state flags are USA made.
200 denier nylon and 2-ply woven polyester (Tough-tex or Poly-Max)
Outdoor flags are finished with heading and brass grommets up to 6x10 ft, rope heading & metal thimble ends on sizes 8x12 ft and larger.
Montana indoor flag
Montana Indoor Flag

Nylon with pole hem and fringe
Indoor / Parade flagpoles & accessories
Montana boat flag
Montana boat flag, ensign, courtesy flag
12"x18" 200 denier nylon
finished with heading and brass grommets.
Montana desktop flag
Montana Desktop Flag
4"x6" soft nylon miniature flag mounted on a 10" black staff
with golden spear point
Montana state flag lapel pin
Montana state flag lapel pin
Etched & Die Struck Enamel flag lapel pins on brass
3/4" to 1" (19 to 24 mm)
Desktop flag stands
Desktop Flag Stands / Bases - for 4"x6" desktop flags
# 1-7 hole black plastic, #10 & 12 hole wood
Montana friendship flag lapel pin
Montana / USA friendship flag lapel pin
(crossed flag lapel pin)

Montana outdoor state flags
are USA made of nylon flag material and are finished with a canvas heading and two brass grommets on the hoist side, 2 rows of stitching top and bottom sides and 4 rows of stitching on the fly side. They are attached to the flagpole by means of a halyard (rope) and flag snaps, or to smaller poles with flag fasteners. Standard sizes for outdoor state flags are 2x3 ft, 3x5 ft, 4x6 ft, 5x8 ft. and 6x10 ft.

Extra large outdoor nylon Montana flags are offered in 8x12 ft, 10x15 ft and 12x18 ft. Production process includes a #10 white nylon rope is sewn into the 2” cotton polyester blend header. Galvanized metal thimble ends are crimped to the rope ends for attachment to the flag snaps. An additional brass grommet is placed midway on the heading for use with a third flag snap for durability and stability on the halyard.

Extreme wear outdoor state flags are produced using open weave 2-ply woven polyester, the longest wearing flag material available for daily, long-term display. This open weave material reduces fabric stress and outside fly-end shredding in high wind applications, allowing for up to double the wear of traditional nylon flags. Sizes offered are 3x5 ft, 4x6 ft and 5x8 ft. Textile trade names are Annin Flagmakers Tough-tex or Eder Flag Mfg. Poly-Max.

Montana boat flags are nylon, 12”x18” size with 2 brass grommets.

Montana indoor flags are available in 3x5 ft and 4x6 ft. nylon, and feature a pole sleeve with a flannel liner and a tab sewn inside the sleeve. The tab attaches to a hook or screw a top of the parade or display flagpole to keep the flag from sliding down the pole. Indoor and parade flags are finished with two-inch gold rayon fringe. These flags are also available with a pole sleeve only and no fringe (made to order, allow 2 weeks). All indoor flags are USA made.

3x5 ft indoor flags are typically displayed on either 7 ft or 8 ft poles. 4x6 ft indoor flags are typically displayed on 9 ft poles. Poles are available in polished hardwood and either silver or gold anodized aluminum. Indoor floor stands are available in either weighted ABS plastic or cast metal in gilt, brass or chrome finishes. Flagpole finials for indoor / parade poles are available in ABS plastic and both brass or chrome metal finishes.

Montana desktop flags are made in the United States. Size is 4 x 6 inch, lightweight nylon material, hemmed all four sides, mounted on 10” black staffs with a golden spear point. Table top bases are available in black plastic to display from 1- 7 flags. Wood bases are available with either 10 holes or 12 holes to display additional flags.

Montana stick flags, hand held mounted flags are 8 x 12 inch, lightweight nylon, fully hemmed, mounted on a ¼” x 18” black wood dowel with a golden spear point, and made in America. Sold in quantities of 12/box only, please call to order.

Montana classroom flags for school districts are 12”x18” lightweight poly flags hemmed on all four sides and mounted on 3/8” x 30” black wood staff with golden spear tip. Sold in quantities of 12 / box only, please call to order.

Year adopted: 1905, admitted to the Union 1889, as the 41st state

The area of Montana was annexed to the United States with the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.  Portions of the area were organized under both the Nebraska and Dakota Territories. The Montana Territory was then incorporated in 1864 and existed until Statehood in 1889.

The official flag of the State of Montana contains a reproduction of the Great Seal of the State in color on a field of deep blue, with gold fringe along the upper and lower borders. Although the flag was carried in the Philippines by the Montana Volunteers in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was for many years considered the state flag, official action did not come from Montana Legislators until the session of 1904. The original hand-made banner carried by the First Montana Volunteers in the Spanish-American War is preserved by the Historical Society of Montana. It is 60 X 44 inches overall, the dark blue silk of the field is tattered and somewhat faded. But the Great Seal, beautifully hand-embroidered into a heavy tapestry, is in perfect condition. The words "First Montana Infantry, U.S.V." are embroidered in white over the multi-colored Great Seal. A 3-inch gold fringe adorns the top and bottom of this historic banner.

When the Ninth Legislative Assembly gathered in Helena in 1905, Representative Jacob M. Kennedy of Silver Bow County introduced House bill 157 adopting the banner as the State's official flag, with the deletion of the Infantry designation. Kennedy's bill read: "The 'State Flag of Montana' shall be a flag having a blue field, with a representation of the Great Seal of the State in the center, and with golden fringe along the upper and lower borders of the flag; the same being the flag borne by the First Montana Infantry, U.S.V., in the Spanish-American War with the exception of the device, '1st Montana Infantry, U.S.V.'"

Montana flag emblem

The House of Representatives passed the bill without a dissenting vote on February 7, 1905, and the Senate concurred on February 19.

The flag proved to be a difficult one to manufacture since the Great Seal had to be reproduced in a perfect color register, and no specifications had been given as to the shade of blue in the field. The dark blue of the volunteer flag was copied as nearly as possible in reproductions. (sos.mt.gov, About the State Flag) The flag uses a representaion of the inner portion of the Great Seal on a blue field with "MONTANA" in gold lettering above.

Montana Great Seal (adopted: 1895)
The great seal of the state is as follows: a central group representing a plow and a miner's pick and shovel; upon the right, a representation of the Great Falls of the Missouri River; upon the left, mountain scenery; and underneath, the words "Oro y Plata". The seal ………….. surrounded by these words, "The Great Seal of the State of Montana". (ref sos.mt.gov, About the State Seal)

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