Fridge Magnet Depiction of Seal of Utah
Utah is the forty-fifth state of the United States and is located in the western region of the U.S. It is ranked number 13th and number 34th amongst the states of the U.S. in terms of area and population respectively. If you are looking for an apt souvenir of Utah, you should take a look at the fine acrylic fridge magnet displayed above. It is fashioned as the seal of Utah making it an appropriate souvenir of the state. In addition, this magnet has a very neat acrylic finish that shows its great quality.
Description of the Seal of Utah
The seal of Utah, also known as the 'great seal of the State of Utah' was officially adopted on 3rd April, 1896 during the very first session of the legislature. Harry Edwards designed the first and the original seal of Utah and the seal was then worth $65. The seal has a 2.5 inches diameter with a picture of a shield in its middle and an American Eagle perched on the top of the shield with its wings spread out. The shield is pierced by six arrows on the top; beneath the arrows you can see the word 'INDUSTRY' written; and below it, there is a beehive with sego lilies on both of its sides. The number 1847 written right below it. The shield is surrounded by American flags on both its sides; and the words 'THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF UTAH' with figures 1896 surround the shield.
Interpretation of the Symbols on the Seal
The symbols used in the Seal of Utah have a specific meaning attached to them. The American Eagle is used as it is the national bird of the United States. The shield is a symbol of defense; it is used to show strength and power. And the word 'industry' is written on the seal as it is the motto of Utah State; the beehive is the emblem of the state of Utah; the figures 1847 and 1896 are used as the first inhabitants of Utah arrived in 1847 and the statehood was established in 1896. The American flags represent the national government and the sego lilies are the flowers of the state of Utah.