Utah is a constituent state of the United States of America with the nickname of “Beehive State”. The boundary of Utah extends Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south and Nevada to the west. Utah is the 45th member of the union since January 4, 1896.
The territory of Utah adopted the seal design in 1850 which was further modified by artist Harry Edwards at the time of union membership of the state in 1896. A bald eagle and crossed US flag was added symbolizing the protection of US and Utah’s devotion to the nation. The dates inscripted i.e. 1847 and 1896 indicate the settlement of the original Mormon community at Salt Lake City and statehood association respectively. The word ‘industry’ has bee hives as honey bees symbolize Deseret, the Mormon settler’s name.for territory. Sego lilies which are also the state flower are placed on both sides as a symbol of peace.
Utah initiated the flag proposed by the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution on March 9, 1911. The design had a central emblem of the state with white field. In contrast, a sample flag to be presented to the warship USS Utah modified the design in full color with a narrow gold ring to encircle it. Although the design was unauthorized, the feedback was in favour which led to the official modification on March 11, 1913. The flag remained as the official flag without any change for nearly a century under promotion by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Over the years, flag makers came up with frequent misrepresentation of the details ih the state seal of Utah seal modifying many crucial emblems. Many efforts were made to generate an official artistic version of the flag and state seal with resemblance to the 1913 flag version with details of colors and shades at the approach of the centennial of the 1911 Utah flag adoption.
The state legislature made the revised design of the flag in February 2011 which was finally made official on March 16,2011.