The state seal that appears on the Idaho state flag was designed by Miss Emma Edwards in 1891. The star that appears in the lower part of the golden rim indicated that Idaho was a new state. The Idaho state flag was originally the state name in a blue field but was changed in March of 1927 Miss Edwards surviving original artwork. The miner in the state seal is appropriate because the well-known minerals in the state include lead, zinc, silver, gold and copper.
If you’re looking for a more formal version of this flag check out our Idaho Ceremonial Flag.