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State Seal of Arizona
By AZ Secretary of State - Janice K. Brewer
Mar 19, 2006, 17:32 PST



Graphic provided by Department of Administration, Interagency Printing Services
The official state seal was approved by Article 22, Section 20 of the Arizona Constitutionand adopted in 1911. The state’s key enterprises are symbolized on the face of the seal.

In the background is a range of mountains with the sun rising behind the peaks. At the right side of the range of mountains there is a storage reservoir and a dam, below which, in the middle distance, are irrigated fields and orchards reaching into the foreground with grazing cattle to the right. To the left, the middle distance depicts a mountainside with a quartz mill. In the foreground is a miner with a pick and shovel. Above this is the motto “Ditat Deus,”meaning God enriches.

Graphic provided by Department of Administration, Interagency Printing Services
In a circular band surrounding the whole seal is inscribed “Great Seal of the State of Arizona”and the year of admission to the Union, 1912. The official state seal is the one described in the Arizona Constitution, but this color version has been in use by state agencies for more than 20 years.

Download the History of The Arizona State Seal

Source: History of the Arizona State Seal from the 2003-2004 Arizona Blue Book



Citation: Brewer, Janice K. "History of the Arizona State Seal." 2003-2004 Arizona Blue Book. 28 Nov. 2005 .



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