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Arizona's State Symbols
Beginning with the State Seal in 1911, state symbols representing Arizona's environment, society and economy continue to be adopted by the government.
Symbols take on many forms and hold special importance to Arizona and define its unique character. In order to recognized an an official state symbol, it must be passed into law by the state legislature.
The Newest Symbol
In April of 2011 Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1610 and created Arizona's newest symbol, the State Firearm. Seen by some as the gun that won the west, the Colt Single Action Army revolver was first manufactured in 1873 and continues to made at the factory in Connecticut.
See the special non-functioning revolver now on display. This gun was made by the Colt Company for the Arizona Capiol Museum.
State Symbol Links
Information about the State Symbols from the Arizona Secretary of State.
The official history of the Arizona State Seal.
The Arizona March Song written in 1915 and passed into law in 1919.
Link to Game and Fish Department's Fact Sheet of the State Butterfly.
The State Fossil originates in this National Park.
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