3x5 South Dakota State Flag For Sale
The flag of the state of South Dakota sits on a field of sky blue. The state seal in dark blue is centered on the flag within a white circle outlined in dark blue. Radiating from this circle are golden triangles representing the suns rays and the great weather typical of South Dakota. Encircling the seal are the words "South Dakota" on top with the state nickname "The Mount Rushmore State" on the bottom.
The South Dakota State seal was originally designed before statehood, while it was still a territory; however slight alterations have been made since becoming a state. The outer ring contains the words "State of South Dakota" on the top with "Great Seal" on the bottom along with the year 1889, which is the year of statehood. Within the state seal, there is a banner which reads "Under God the People Rule". The picture features a river with a boat, a farmer, hills, cattle, and a mine. These images invoke the mind to remember the state's commerce, agriculture, natural resources, and industry. All reproductions of the state seal by law must be specifically in accord with and based on John Moisan's original painting of the states Great Seal.
In 1992 the state's nickname changed to its current lingo from "The Sunshine State pre-1992 flags will have these words on the bottom of the state seal image. The state flag was set on a field of dark blue until 1963 when it was changed to the current color of sky blue.
- Made with bright, vibrant, and durable Solormax Nylon.
- 2 brass grommets
- Indoor/Outdoor Flag
- Made in America
- Sold by Americans
South Dakota State Flag Image (not the flag you are purchasing with this item):
Pre 1963 South Dakota State Flag Image
(not the flag you are purchasing with this item):
South Dakota State Seal Image: