Nevada is a constituent state of the United States of America which is also a historical land for nuclear tests in the past. The state border extends Oregon and Idaho to the north, Utah to the east, Arizona to the southeast and California to the west.The state has rank of seventh among the US states in terms of the total area coverage. The state is settled much sparsely. Nevada was admitted as the 36th state of Union on October 31, 1864.
The historical state flag was in use from early 1905 to 1915 which possessed silver and gold stars and inscriptions of words “silver”, “Nevada” and “gold” placed with design on a dark blue field. Governor John Sparks and Adjutant General Harry Day had recommended the design to place an honor to the mining industry of the state. The subsequent one has the inclusion of a shield derived from the state seal which was felt to be too complex. The design had a railroad on a trestle, a team of four horses drawing a wagon, a mine, a sheaf of wheat, agricultural tools, and a sun rising over mountains. The motto “All for our country” was put on the design by the name of the state along with18 gold and 18 silver stars. The total number of stars refers to the position of state to join the Union i.e. 36.
A new flag was designed by an artist for the state highway department named Louis Shellback III in 1926. It features a wreath of the state flower i.e sagebrush at the hoist further surrounding a silver star and the motto “Battle born” which was an honor to Nevada’s admission to Union during the Civil War (1861-1865). The then state representative C.C. Boak recommended the addition of a state name to the emblem at the time of flag adoption in 1929.The letters were then arranged around the stars. The current flag which was made official on October 1, 1991 has all his intentions reflected with the letters of the name in a single line below the star.