Oregon State Flag

Oregon State Flag

 
 
Officially Adoption Date: April 15, 1925
 
 
The state flag of Oregon is the only state flag with different images on each side. It was adopted when a postmaster from Portland requested an official flag sent to Washington DC to be displayed with all the other US flags. 
 
On the reverse appears a beaver, the state animal. Both sides have a field of navy blue with design in gold. It was officially adopted in 1925. 
 
The front picture includes a heart shaped shield with an eagle on top, surrounded by thirty-three stars. (The number of states in 1859.) The scene on the shield shows the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, mountains, forests and a covered wagon. A plow, wheat and pickax represent farming and mining. 
 
Of the two ships: The one leaving is a British ship and the one arriving
is a United States ship representing trade. The eagle represents the United States. On a banner are the words “The Union” representing support for the United States. 
 
Finally the flag is emblazoned with the words “State of Oregon” above
the picture and the date of statehood “1859” below.

The Reverse of the Oregon State Flag