The Flag of Idaho was adopted on March 12, 1907, and was slightly modified in 1957. The flag was based on the design of a flag carried by the First Idaho Infantry in 1899 during the Spanish-American War.
The flag is a field of blue with the state seal in the center. The words “State of Idaho” appear on a a red and gold band in gold letters. The official description of the flag calls for a fringe of gold around the edges, however, many of the versions of this flag do not include this feature.
The state seal in the center of the flag shows a miner and a woman that are said to represent equality, liberty, and justice. The other symbols on the state seal signify some of Idaho’s resources, such as mines, forests, wildlife, and farmland.
The following information was excerpted from the Idaho Statutes, Title 46, Chapter 8.
TITLE 46. MILITIA AND MILITARY AFFAIRS.
CHAPTER 8. MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS.
46-801. STATE FLAG. A state flag for the state of Idaho is hereby adopted, the same to be as follows: A silk flag, blue field, five (5) feet six (6) inches fly, and four (4) feet four (4) inches on pike, bordered with gilt fringe two and one-half (2 1/2) inches in width, with state seal of Idaho twenty-one (21) inches in diameter, in colors, in the center of a blue field. The words “State of Idaho” are embroidered in with block letters, two (2) inches in height on a red band three (3) inches in width by twenty-nine (29) inches in length, the band being in gold and placed about eight and one-half (8 1/2) inches from the lower border of fringe and parallel with the same.