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    • The Great Seal of Gila County Arizona, 1881

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    • 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 Tree

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The palo verde, meaning "green stick," one of the beautiful trees of the desert, is the state tree. The palo verde is found is the desert and foothill regions of Arizona. When the trees bloom, in either April of May, the tree shimmers in a blaze...
    • State Seal

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The state's key enterprises are symbolized on the Arizona state seal. In the background is a mountain range with the sun rising behind the peaks. At the right side of the mountain range is a storage reservoir and a dam. Irrigated fields and...
    • State Reptile

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The Arizona Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake was the last rattlesnake to be named by herpetologists. This snake is small, rarely weighing more than 3-4 ounces as an adult or growing more than 24 inches. The Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake inhabits only the...
    • State Neckwear

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The bola tie, which originated in Arizona, is the official state neckware, adopted on August 13, 1971. The bola tie, considered "a new symbol of the West," is usually crafted by silversmiths and leather makers in many shapes, sizes, and types. The...
    • State Mammal

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The ringtail is the state mamal. It is not really a cat but is related to the raccoon and coatimundi. The ringtail is also known as the ringtail cat, miner's cat, and cacomistle. It was designated the state mammal in 1986 - A.R.S. 41-859.
    • State Gemstone

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Turquoise, the state gemstone, is a blue-green, waxy-surfaced stone used for centuries in Native American jewelry. It is found throughout the Southwest. It is composed of hydrous oxide of aluminum and copper. Turquoise was approved as the state...
    • State Fossil

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Petrified wood is the state fossil. Most of the petrified wood in Arizona can be found in the Petrified Forest in the northern part of the state. Petrified wood was adopted as the state fossil in 1988 - A.R.S. 41-853.
    • 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...
    • 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 Fish

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The Apache Trout is the state fish. It has yellowish background color and pink lateral banding. Its spots are pronounced and usually spaced over the body. The Apache Trout has been historically found in the headwaters of the Salt, San Francisco,...
    • 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 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 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...

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