Montana – The Treasure State
The flag of the state of Montana consists of the image of the Montanan state seal centered on a blue field.
Within the seal, a plow, shovel, and pick rest in a field in front of the Great Falls of the Missouri River. The ribbon contains the state motto, Oro y plata (Spanish for “Gold and silver”). The current flag was adopted in 1905, and the word “Montana” above the seal was added in 1981. In 1985, the flag was again modified to specify the font used in “Montana:” Helvetica Bold. Before it was adopted as a state flag, it was used by Montana troops deploying for the Spanish/American War.