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Florida State Seal

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

The Florida state seal was adopted by the 1865 legislature, which mandated that the seal be the size of the American silver dollar and display a scene in the center "of the sun's rays over a high land in the distance, a cocoa tree, a steamboat on water, and an Indian female scattering flowers in the foreground, (all) encircled by the words, "Great Seal of the State of Florida: In God We Trust.'"

In 1970 Florida's official seal was updated. The cocoa tree was replaced by the sabal palmetto palm (the state tree of Florida), the headdress was removed from the Indian woman (headdresses were only worn by male indians), and the woman was depicted as a Florida Seminole Indian (originally she was an Indian of the western plains). The state seal is also displayed on Florida's state flag:

Florida's flag - click to see all state flags
Florida's flag features the state seal. See All State Flags.
Source:
State Symbols - State Flag: Online Sunshine for Kids
Florida State Seal: FL Cultural & Historical Programs
Links:
Seminole Tribe of Florida: official Seminole Tribe website
Seminole History: FL Cultural & Historical Programs
A brief History of Florida: FL Cultural & Historical Programs
All State Seals - National Seal

    

Florida Gifts - Gifts by State

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Florida Symbols & Icons:

animal
mammal - bird
saltwater mammal
flower - horse
wildflower - butterfly
fish - marine fish
reptile - tortoise
saltwater reptile
shell - gem - stone
tree - soil
fruit -pie - beverage
air fair - rodeo

flag - seal
name - nickname
motto - quarter
song - band
opera program
fiddle contest
play- tartan
museum 1-2
archive-1-2
festival 1 - 2
hall of fame
pageant
 

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