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California State Seal

California State Seal - click to see all state seals
California's great seal. See All State Seals - National Seal.

The Great Seal of the state of California has 31 stars on the upper edge representing the number of states upon California's admission to the United states. A grizzly bear and grape cluster represent abundant wildlife and agricultural richness.

Below the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a miner works near the Sacramento River - shown busy with commercial traffic. "Eureka" (Greek for "I have found it") probably refers to the discovery of gold. Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, overlooks the scene. See official state seals for all 50 states.

Source:
State Seal: California State Library
Links:
All State Seals - National Seal

    

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