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Old 09-08-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I always have thought seals are an interesting representation of a place. This is just a casual thread to share some facts about a place and the cities of our country that are represented on a seal. Please share what the symbols on your city shield represent!!!! Share everything too, cities big and small are all welcome

I'll start:
Where I live, Mission Viejo, CA (pop 100,000)

The seal features the city's mission style street lights that are a city staple and represent the Spanish heritage of the city. In the background is Lake Mission Viejo and Saddleback Mountain which forms the backdrop of the city. The symbol on the left represents Rancho Mission Viejo, the ranch upon which Mission Viejo is built and the torch on the right represents the 1984 Olympic events which were held in Mission Viejo (during the LA Olympics).

Los Angeles, CA

Grapes, olives, and oranges flank the shield in the center of the seal representing the importance of agriculture to California and at the time, LA. In the center is the shield divided into four parts. From the bottom right is the arms of Castile and León, signifying the city's history as a Spanish colony. Next is the eagle which was the coat of arms of Mexico to represent the city's history under Mexican rule. Then is the shield of the USA and the flag of California to represent the city's entry into the USA.


So, what does your city seal look like???
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: LP-CHI-IL
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Default Warren, Detroit, Chicago

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0f/Logo_warren_michigan_2005.gif/155px-Logo_warren_michigan_2005.gif (broken link)

http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/Legislative/CommonGraphics/the_seal.jpg (broken link)




These are seals of the three most significant places in my life.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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http://www.stlbps.org/images/seal130x130.gif (broken link)

You see this in some places as well:

Fleur-De-Lys below
St. Louis City


State of Missouri:
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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These are the seals of the five most significant places in my life:









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Old 09-09-2008, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I believe that woman is the personification of Columbia standing on the banks of what is either the Columbia or the Willamette River. The mountain is Mt. Hood. The rest in both seals is self-explanatory.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Default Philadelphia, PA




juuuuuust kidding
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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City of Jersey City: Let Jersey Prosper
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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So I have an idea for each states' seals. Most of the walking paths on the National Mall in DC is not concrete but gravel...eww. So I emailed my congressional rep about having each state put their seal on the National Mall as part of a path towards the Capitol and to replace that icky gravel. Also, info on each state, its bird, motto etc, would be one the states section of the walk. Each States section would be huge, say 30' by 60', so lots of info on each state. And I like how the path of States leads to the Capitol, in a Philisophical kind of way.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:20 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Fort Worth, TX

Flag:


Seal:


Plain? Of course. I don't want to do anything to the seal, but I have THE BEST idea for the flag......
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