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Montana State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Montana have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Montana State Seal

[Image of The Montana State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Montana State Flag

[Image of The Montana State Flag]

Under the word, "Montana", on a blue field, is the state seal. The seal shows some of Montana's beautiful scenery and tells what people were doing in pioneer times.

The pick, shovel and plow represent mining and farming. In the background, a sun rises over mountains, forests and the Great Falls of the Missouri river. A ribbon contains the state motto "Gold and Silver".

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Ballad: Montana Melody
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Butterfly: Mourning Cloak
  • Fish: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
  • Flower: Bitterroot
  • Fossil: Duck-billed Dinosaur
  • Gemstones: Sapphire and Agate
  • Grass: Bluebunch Wheatgrass
  • Mammal: Grizzly Bear
  • Motto: Oro y Plata (Spanish for Gold and Silver)
  • Nickname: Treasure State
  • Slogan: Big Sky Country
  • Song: Montana
  • Tree: Ponderosa Pine

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