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Flag of Nebraska

Nebraska
Ratio 3:5
Adoption 1925
Design Seal of Nebraska in gold on an azure field [0]
Colors
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#FFCC00

History

The current design was adopted in 1925, although a design in 1921 from an architect based in the U.S. state of New York was rejected by the Nebraskan state government. The official designation of the design as the state flag occurred in 1963; Nebraska was one of the last states to adopt an official flag.

The Nebraskan flag was rated in a survey by the North American Vexillological Association as 71st out of 72 U.S. and Canadian flags, making it the second-worst flag in the survey. The worst-ranked flag, the flag of Georgia at the time, was temporary and has since been changed. In 2002, the Nebraska Legislature's Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee discussed a bill that would have created a commission that would suggest new flag designs to the Legislature. The flag was not changed. [0]

Meaning

A train steams across the background, with mountains in the distance. A steamboat plies the waters of the Missouri River. A simple cabin and sheaves of harvested wheat portray the importance of settlers and agriculture. A blacksmith works at his anvil in the foreground. At the top of the seal a banner holds the motto "Equality Before the Law", and around the outer ring of the seal contain the text "Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, March 1st, 1867". [1]