Minnesota State Flags - Nylon & Polyester - 2' x 3' to 5' x 8'
2' x 3' - Nylon - PN: 60-100-10380
U.S. Flag Set - 2' x 3' Embroidered Nylon Flag and 6' Spinning Flag Pole
6' Spinning Residential Flag - Pole Only
2-Way Flag Pole Bracket - White Nylon
Outdoor Nylon US State Flag
U.S. Flag Store's Minnesota State Flag is printed in America on Nylon flag fabric. Since this flag is made in America, U.S. Flag Store is able to ensure that the complex State emblems are printed with accuracy, sharp detail and bright colors. This outdoor Minnesota State Flag is finished with the same high quality materials as all of U.S. Flag Store's US flags, and is extremely durable and long lasting.
State of Minnesota Flag
State of Minnesota Flag
- Year First Flown: 1893 (original), 1983 (current)
- Designed By: Amelia Hyde Center
- Design: A blue flag with the Great Seal of Minnesota placed in the center. The seal consists of: a man plowing a field, a Native American riding a horse, a tree stump, a body of water, a red ribbon entwined with Lady Slipper flowers and branches, 19 gold stars, and the state motto "L'Etoile du Nord".
- Meaning: The plow and field represent Minnesota's agriculture, the Native American signifies the state's heritage, and the tree stump symbolizes Minnesota's timber industry. The body of water represents St. Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River, which then symbolize the importance of maritime transportation and commerce to the state of Minnesota. The ribbon contains the state motto "L'Etoile du Nord" or "Star of the North" and three important dates: 1818 for the year that For Snelling was established as an outpost, 1858 for the year that Minnesota was admitted to the U.S., and 1893 for the year that the Minnesota state flag was officially adopted. The 19 stars signify the fact that Minnesota was the 19th state to join the union AFTER the original 13 U.S. colonies.
History of the Flag
Chicago World's Fair Poster (1893)
The first Minnesota state flag was designed by Amelia Hyde Center and the prototype was sewn and created by the Fjelde Sisters. The flag was specifically made so that it could be flown at the state pavilion at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The flag was white on one side with the state seal placed in the center, and on the other side was light blue. The embroidery done on the flag was deemed so beautiful that Pauline Fjelde was awarded a gold medal for it at the Chicago World's Fair. In 1957, the dual-color design was eliminated and the entire flag was changed to a blue color. This change was made to make the manufacturing of the flag less expensive and to make the flag more durable in high winds. In 1983 the Great Seal of Minnesota was slightly changed just so that it would be more asthetically pleasing. This change was also made to the seal that appears on the Minnesota state flag, and the flag has remained unchanged ever since.