Utah's official flag was adopted in 1913.
The flag has a deep blue field with the state
seal in the center, surrounded by yellow fringe.
The state seal was designed by Harry Emmett
Edwards in 1896. In the center of the flag is a
bald eagle above a beehive (symbolizing hard
work), surrounded by sego lilies (representing
peace) and two US flags. The word
"INDUSTRY" and the dates 1847 and 1896 appear
on the flag. 1847 is the year that Brigham Young
led a group of his Mormon followers to the
Salt Lake Valley in Utah in order to find religious
freedom and establish a new base for the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.