The state flag displays symbols of Montana's history and natural beauty. The snowy mountains that gave the state its name feature prominently. Behind the mountains a pick axe symbolizes Montana's mining and farming history. Below the pick’s handle is another reference to mining history, Montana’s motto, Oro Y Plata, Spanish for “gold and silver.” To many, Montana is known for its expansive wilderness and unexplored frontier. Because of this many have adopted a new slogan, “The Last Best Place,” also featured on the new flag.