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    • History of the Arizona State Seal

    • Department of State, Secretary of State’s Office
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Document published by the Arizona Secretary of State describing the storied past of the State Seal of Arizona.
    • Arizona Seals

    • Winsor, Mulford
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • A memorandum of the Great Seals by which, from the date of its birth and throughout its existence as Territory and State, Arizona has authenticated its official instruments and public documents.
    • Seal of the Territory of Arizona, 1863

    • McCormick, Richard
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The seal featured a bearded miner standing casually in front of a wheelbarrow, pick, and short-handled spade. Two bare mountains rose in the background, and at the bottom was the phrase “Ditat Deus,” God enriches.
    • Revised Seal of the Territory of Arizona, 1863

    • McCormick, Richard
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Perhaps in response to criticism of the first iteration of the seal being too "comic,", McCormick introduced a revised version of the seal. The redesign was more elaborate and included new shadowing and a small stream at the miner’s feet. Gone...
    • The Great Seal of Gila County Arizona, 1881

    • Unknown
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Although the second version of the seal was retired in 1879, a version of the original McCormick seal is still in use by Gila County. It bears a small discrepancy in the motto, “Dit Deus.”
    • State Flower

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The state flower is the pure white waxy blossom of the saguaro, the largest cactus in the United States. The saguaro blossoms appear on the tips of the long arms of the cactus during May and June. The saguaro blossom was adopted as the floral...
    • Seal of the Territory of Arizona, 1863

    • Gosper, John
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The first known use of the legislatively approved territorial seal was by Secretary John Gosper to certify the Acts of the Tenth Territorial Legislative Assembly on March 3, 1879. Mulford Winsor, a delegate to Arizona’s Constitutional Convention...
    • Seal of the Territory of Arizona, 1863

    • Bruce, Charles
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Secretaries of the territory introduced several variations of the legislative seal during the more than 30 years that it was in use. In 1895 Secretary Charles Bruce added simple shading lines to the mountains, deer, and cactus (although the...
    • Seal of the Territory of Arizona, 1863

    • Walter, Rollins
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • An improvement in the seal’s artwork came in 1905 when Secretary W.F. Nichols adopted a drawing from Phoenix artist Walter Rollins. In it the deer faced left, the mountains bore more resemblance to the San Francisco peaks, the trees and cactus...
    • Great Seal of the State of Arizona, Color Version

    • Arizona Department of Administration, Interagency Printing Services
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The color version of the Great Seal of the State of Arizona. Much like the black and white state seal, the colorized version has been altered over the years. Colors have been added, deleted, and manipulated with desktop publishing programs. This...
    • Arizona State Seal Usage

    • Cancelosi, Scott
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • This is the official guide for how the Arizona State Seal may be created, reproduced, colored, and used.
    • State Bird

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Arizona's state bird, the cactus wren, is a woody-brown with a speckled breast. A distinctive white line can be found over each eye. It is the largest wren in Arizona, measuring 7-8 inches in length. Its song is a raucous and unmusical...
    • State Colors

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Arizona's official state colors are blue and gold. The blue, used in the Arizona state flag, is the same shade taht is found in the United States flag.
    • State Butterfly

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The newest of state symbols, the two-tailed swallowtail became the state butterfly in 2001. This butterfly has yellow and black wings with a wing span between three and a half up to five inches in length - A.R.S. 41-860.
    • State Flag

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The state flag consists of alternating red and yellow rays that represent the 13 original colonies and the western setting sun. The red and yellow are based on the colors of the Spanish flag that Coronado carried into the region. The bottom half...
    • State Amphibian

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The Arizona Tree Frog is the state amphibian. It is small, usually 3/4 to 2 inches long. The tree frog is commonly green but can also be gold or bronze-colored. It sports a dark stripe that starts at the snout and runs through the eye and along...
    • State Anthem

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Arizona has two state songs, the "Arizona March Song," was written in 1915 by Margaret Rowe Clifford with music by Maurice Blumenthal. Rex Allen, Jr. wrote a song titled "Arizona." It was adopted in 1982 as an alternate state song.

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