Seal Of Idaho
This is an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of the Seal of Idaho, United States. The Seal of the Territory of Idaho was adopted in 1863, and redesigned several times before Idaho became a state in 1890. The state Seal was designed by Emma Edwards Green, the only woman to design a state seal. The seal depicts a miner and a woman representing equality, liberty and justice. The symbols on the seal represent some of Idaho's natural resources: mines, forests, farmland, and wildlife. The seal contains the text "Great Seal of the State of Idaho" in the outer ring, with the star that signifies a new light in the galaxy of states. The inner ring contains a banner with the Latin motto, Esto perpetua ("Let it be perpetual" or "It is forever"). A woman, signifying justice, and a man, dressed as a miner, support a shield. The miner reminds us of the chief industry of the State at the time of becoming a state.
Symbols In The Seal
Inside the shield bears images symbolic of the State. The pine tree in the foreground refers to Idaho's immense timber interests. The husbandman plowing on the left side of the shield, together with the sheaf of grain beneath the shield, are emblematic of Idaho's agricultural resources, while the two cornucopias, or horns of plenty, refer to the state's horticultural industry. Idaho has a game law, which protects the elk and moose, and an elk's head rises above the shield. The state flower, the wild Syringa or Mock Orange, grows at the woman's feet, while the ripened wheat grows as high as her shoulder. The river depicted in the shield is the Snake or Shoshone River. The flag of the state of Idaho consists of only the state seal on a background of blue. The words "State of Idaho" appear in gold letters on a red and gold band below the seal.