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Tennessee State Seal:

Great seal of Tennessee - click to see all state seals
Great seal of Tennessee. See All State Seals - National Seal.

The Tennessee state seal features the Roman numeral XVI to signify that Tennessee was the 16th state to enter the Union in 1796. The plow, sheaf of wheat ,and cotton stalk are symbols of Tennessee agriculture, and the riverboat represents the importance of river traffic to commerce in the state. Tennessee's official state motto is also "Agriculture and Commerce."

Tennessee state seal - click to see all great seals
Great seal of Tennessee. See All State Seals - National Seal.
Source:
State Symbols & History - STATE SEAL: TN Dept. of State
Links:
All State Seals - National Seal

    

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Tennessee Symbols & Icons

bird 1-2
flower 1-2  
animal - horse
butterfly
insect 1-2-3
reptile
fish 1 - 2
amphibian
tree 1-2 - fruit
gem - rock
stone - soil

flag - seal - quarter
motto - slogan
name - nickname
poems 1 - 2
songs: 1-2-3-4-
5-6-7-8-9-10-11
folk dance
festival
museum 1 - 2
tartan - painting
art - theater
 

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