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The Nevada State Seal
The Great Seal of the State of Nevada serves as a symbol of authenticity which verifies that government documents and papers of state are official and legal in the "Silver State". The Nevada state seal is also an emblem that is representative of the state's origins, history, character and ideals. The following motto, reflecting the spirit of the state, is also incorporated in the Nevada state seal:

"All for our country"

The Nevada state seal identifies government buildings and officials. The symbolism, history and emblems of the Nevada seal are described in this article with fast facts and information.

Nevada State Seal


Facts on the Nevada State Seal
The men who designed the Great State seals were educated in the classics and were knowledgeable of art history and symbolism of heraldry. Fast, fun facts about the history and design of the Nevada State Seal:

Nevada State Seal Facts

Fact 1: The first seal used was that of the Nevada Territory that existed from March 2, 1861, until October 31, 1864 when statehood was achieved

Fact 2: The Territory design was created by Orion Clemens, the brother of Mark Twain
Fact 3: The new design was created by Captain Alanson W. Nightingill
Fact 4: On February 24, 1866, the Nevada motto "Volens et Potens" ("Willing and Able") was replaced by "All for Our Country".

Nevada Territory Seal

Nevada Territory Seal


Description, Symbols, Icons and Emblems of the Nevada State Seal
The description and meaning of the symbols, icons and emblems of the Nevada seal are as follows:

The overall image reflects the landscape, transportation and the industries that were important to Nevada during the early history of the state.
The sun rises over the horizon above the mountains of the state
A steam train with carriages emphasizes the importance of the railroad
1000's of miles of railroad track once connected Nevada towns with the transcontinental railroads. There were nearly 70 railroads that were built to move ore from mines to mills and also carried freight and passengers.
Telegraph poles spanned the distance of the railroads. The telegraph was the first from of communication that could be sent from a great distance
The Overland Telegraph Company and Sibley's Pacific Telegraph Company operated in Nevada and merged into the Western Union.
The mining industry extracting gold silver and quartz is represented by a miner pushing ore from a mine. Mining began in Nevada in 1849 with the discovery of placer gold in a stream flowing into the Carson River
Agriculture in Nevada is represented by a sheaf of wheat, a sickle, and a plow in the foreground. The people are represented in the image of the farm
The inner circle of the seal carries the motto and Nevada's entry into the Union as the 36th state is shown with 36 stars completing the inner ring.
The Nevada seal is kept and used as required by the Constitution and laws of the state.

The State Banner
This is the state banner of Nevada, the sage brush state, which shows Carson City and an early image depicted on the seal.


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