Emma Edwards Green was the first woman to design a state flag. She was, in fact, the only woman to design a state flag. Emma visited friends in Boise Idaho in 1890 and decided to stay. She taught art classes and was later invited to submit a design for the state flag of Idaho. Her design was selected and she received $100 prize money. The natural resources of Idaho are displayed in her design, including a miner and a woman. Her original art rests in the Idaho Historical Society.