State Symbols

Many states have symbols. A symbol can be a thing or object that stands for something. Symbols can paint a picture in your mind about a state. If you use your imagination, you can see Arizona's symbols in the desert or in the mountains. Each symbol was picked to show that Arizona is different from other states.

State Symbol Brochure

Bola Tie

The bola tie is "a new symbol of the west," and is usually hand-made in many different shapes, sizes, and types.

They are fun to wear because you don't have to learn to tie one like a cloth tie!

They just slip up and down on a thin braided rope.

Photo of bola tie


Please visit the State Symbols exhibit on the 3rd floor of the Arizona Capitol Museum.
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