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Contributed by Arizona Secretary of State and the Arizona Capitol Museum
Fifteen state symbols represent Arizona's environment, society and economy. Since the Great Seal was chosen in 1911, the state legislature has been petitioned to recognize everything from a state flower, the saguaro blossom, to a state fossil, petrified wood. The Arizona's State Symbols exhibit at the Arizona Capitol Museum is a unique interactive experience for the sighted and visually impaired. Braille and tactile overlays of the state symbols can be felt on each section of the Arizona map assisting the blind and visually impaired read the text and explore graphic elements of this exhibit.