flag of Wyoming
The Equality State
Admitted July 10, 1890

In 1916, the Wyoming Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) organized a contest to design the state flag.

The winning design, featuring the state seal upon a bison, was submitted by Verna Keays, a local artist. Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard, state regent for DAR, suggested the bison be flipped so it faced the hoist.

With this change, the flag was offically adopted January 31, 1917.


The Wyoming flag features an outside border of red and an inner border of white.

Inside the borders, a panel of blue is charged with a white silhouetted bison, centered.

Upon the bison’s shoulder is the state seal in blue and white.

flag of Wyoming


  • a left-facing bison


    state mammal, regional fauna

  • seal

    western custom of branding

  • a woman and a banner inscribed “Equal Rights”


    equality, women’s suffrage

  • two columns wrapped with banners reading “Livestock, Mining, agriculture, Oil”


    livestock, mining, agriculture, oil industries

  • a cowboy


    livestock, rodeo

  • a miner with pickax


    mining industry

  • an eagle and striped shield


    freedom, the United States

  • 1869 and 1890 inscribed on a banner

    1869 & 1890

    year Wyoming Territory established women’s suffrage, year of Wyoming’s statehood

  • star


    Wyoming as the 44th state


The Wyoming flag uses the same red, white, and blue as the U.S. national flag.

According to Keays, the blue represented fidelity, justice, and virility. The red symbolized the Native peoples and the blood spilled in war. The white represented purity and uprightness.

Cable No. 70075 Old Glory Blue
PMS 282c
Cable No. 70180 Old Glory Red
PMS 193C
Cable No. 70001 White
Pantone White


The Wyoming flag has a proportion of 7:10.

The red border is 1/20 and the white border is 1/40 the length of the fly.

The bison is 1/2 the length of the blue field and the state seal is 1/5 the length of the fly.

construction sheet for the flag of Wyoming