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Utah State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Utah have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Utah State Seal

[Image of The Utah State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Utah State Flag

[Image of The Utah State Flag]

On a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort.

A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war.

The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake Valley to reestablish in Utah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, also known as The Mormons.

The date 1896 represents the year that Utah gained admission to the Union of the United States.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Animal: Rocky Mountain Elk
  • Bird: California Gull
  • Emblem: Beehive
  • Fish: Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
  • Flower: Sego Lily
  • Fossil: Allosaurus
  • Fruit: Cherry
  • Gemstone: Topaz
  • Insect: Honey Bee
  • Mineral: Copper
  • Motto: Industry
  • Nickname: The Beehive State
  • Rock: Coal
  • Slogan: Utah: Life Elevated
  • Song: Utah, This is the Place
  • Tree: Blue Spruce
  • Vegetable: Spanish Sweet Onion

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