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The Wyoming State Seal
The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming serves as a symbol of authenticity which verifies that government documents and papers of state are official and legal in the "Equality State". The Wyoming 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 Wyoming state seal:

"Equal rights"

The Wyoming state seal identifies government buildings and officials and is a centerpiece for the Wyoming state flag. The symbolism, history and emblems of the Wyoming seal are described in this article with fast facts and information.

Wyoming State Seal

 
 

Facts on the Wyoming 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 Wyoming State Seal:

Wyoming State Seal Facts
Fact 1: The first seal used was that of the Washington Territory that existed from July 25, 1868, until July 10, 1890 when statehood was achieved
Fact 2: The two dates, 1869 and 1890, commemorate the organization of the Territorial government and Wyoming's admission into the Union.
Fact 3: It was last revised in 1921

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

The central female figure features the Greek Goddess Nike, the spirit of victory, holding a banner containing the Wyoming state motto, bearing the words, "Equal Rights,"
The Wyoming motto reflects the deep conviction of all Americans adhering to the principles of equality regardless of gender, color or creed.
Nike is framed by two pillars. One bears the words "Livestock" and "Grain" representing the agriculture industry. The other bears the words "Mines" and "Oil" representing the mining industry in Wyoming.
In heraldry, columns or pillars symbolize fortitude and constancy
On top of the pillars rest lamps from which burn the Light of Knowledge.
The two male figures wear the clothes and bear the tools that typify the livestock and mining industries of the state.
An image of the American eagle with its wings outstretched as a symbol of protection
The Wyoming seal is kept and used as required by the Constitution and laws of the state.

The Wyoming Seal of 1904
This is the 1904 flyer that incorporates and early design of the seal. The pictures either side are interesting as they graphically depict the ranching / faming and mining industries that were so important to the early economy of Wyoming

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