Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. The U.S. state of Utah has 26 official symbols and three unofficial symbols. Official Symbols are designated by the Utah State Legislature. All official symbols, except the Great Seal, are listed in Title 63G of Utah Code. In its first regular session, Utah adopted its first symbol the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Many unique symbols of Utah are related to Utah’s pioneer heritage, such as the California gull, the beehive, the dutch oven, and the Sego Lily. Utah has symbols that are used by multiple states. For example, the honey bee, Utah’s state insect, is also a symbol of Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas. When visiting Utah, you’ll find several spectacular national parks, monuments, landmarks, lakes, state parks, mountains. You Can Visit Park City Mountain Resort, Natural History Museum of Utah, Hill Aerospace Museum, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Etc.
The flag of the State of Utah was adopted on February 16, 2011, and consists of the seal of Utah encircled in a golden circle on a background of dark navy blue. A bald eagle, the national bird of the United States, symbolizes protection in peace and war.
The official state Seal Of Utah was adopted on April 3, 1896, when Gov. Heber M. Wells signed “An Act Describing and Providing for the Great Seal of the State of Utah” (see Constitution of Utah V11:20). Adopted April 3, 1896, at the first regular session of the Legislature (January, February, March, April 1896). The seal was designed by Harry Edwards; the original seal cost $65.00.
Cervus Canadensis Is The National State Animal of Utah. The Rocky Mountain Elk or Cervus canadensis was adopted on February 1, 1971. Before European settlement, an estimated ten million elk roamed the North American continent. Utah State Animal Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus elaphus), or wapiti, a Native American word meaning “white rump,” once had the largest range of any deer species in North America.