Utah was the 45th state in the USA It became a state on January 4, 1896. State Capital is Salt Lake City. Nickname is Beehive State. 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.