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    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Voice Vol 32 [August 30, 1996 - May 09, 1997]

    • Glendale Community College
    • Student publications--Arizona; Student newspapers and periodicals--Arizona; Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • The Voice, Vol 32. This .pdf contains No 1 - 13 and three unnumbered issues from August 30, 1996 - May 09, 1997
    • The Voice Vol 33 [August 25, 1997 - May 08, 1998]

    • Glendale Community College
    • Student publications--Arizona; Student newspapers and periodicals--Arizona; Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • The Voice, Vol 33. This .pdf contains No 1 - 16 from August 25, 1997 - May 08, 1998.

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