Utah State Flag and Emblem

The Utah State Flag as we know it today was originally designed for the battleship Utah in 1912. It was later made the official flag of Utah in 1913. It has a blue background with the state seal inscribed in the center. The American Eagle with wings outspread grasping 6 arrows in its talons symbolizes protection in peace and war. The Beehive is the symbol of industry The Sego Lily is a symbol of peace. The Draped American Flag is the symbol of Utah s support to the nation. “1847” is the year the Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. “1896” is the year Utah was admitted as the 45th state (Jan 4th). The Beehive and word “industry” became Utah's official state motto and emblem on March 4, 1959. Industry is associated with me symbol of the beehive. The early pioneers had few material resources at their disposal and therefore had to rely on their own “industry” to survive. The Beehive was chosen as the emblem for the provisional State of deleted in 1848 and was maintained along with the word industry on the seal and flag when Utah became a state in 1896. 

Utah’s State Symbols

State Emblem - Beehive
State Anirnal- Rocky Mountain Elk
State Bird - California Seagull
State Cooking Pot - Dutch Oven
State Fish - Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
State Flower - Sego Lilly
State Folk Dance - Square Dance
State Fossil - Allosaurus
State Fruit - Cherry
State Gem - Topaz
State Grass - Indian Rice Grass
State Insect - Honey Bee
State Mineral - Copper
State Motto – “Industry”
State Rock - Coal
State Song – “Utah, This is the place”
State Hymn – “Utah, We Love Thee”
State Star - Dubhe
State Tartan - Utah State Tartan
State Tree - Blue Spruce
State Vegetable - Spanish Sweet Onion
State Historic Vegetable - Sugar Beet  

Websites for Further Research

www.utah.gov
www.utahsdixie.com
www.utahstgeorge.com
www.stgeorgechamber.com
www.sgcity.org
www.wash.k12.ut.us
www.dixie.edu
www.dixiecenter.com
www.tuacahn.org
www.sgmt.org
www.thespectrum.com
www.cityofhurricane.com
www.ivins.com
www.santaclaracityutah.com
www.springdaletown.com
www.washingtoncity.org
www.seniorgames.net
www.stateparks.utah.gov
www.zioncanyon.com

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