The history of the Nevada state flag
Everyone knows Nevada became a state in 1864, but many are surprised to discover Nevada did not adopt an official state flag until 1905. Even more people are surprised to discover Nevada has had four official state flags. In truth, like Nevada, many states did not adopt official state flags until around the turn of, or the first part of the 20th century. After the Civil War ended, not many people were anxious to show pride in individual state's rights or state independence, so consequently the creation of state flags was not a priority, in fact it was frowned upon.