Shortly after 1776, states began to adopt their own official state seals, mottos, nicknames, and much more, which are all used to symbolize and represent the uniqueness of each state that resides within the nation.
The famous Arkansas state seal can be seen below. The seal was designed and created based on the territorial seal that was made by Samuel Calhoun Roane. The seal’s design was adjusted in 1836 when Arkansas officially became a U.S. state.
The Great Seal Of The State Of Arkansas
The famous great seal of the state of Arkansas requires certain elements to be present in any version of the state seal. The Arkansas state Code requires the following to present:
“An eagle at the bottom, holding a scroll in its beak inscribed Regnat Populus, with a bundle of arrows in one claw and an olive branch in the other; a shield covering the breast of the eagle, engroved with a steamboat at the top, a beehive and plow in the middle, and a sheaf of wheat at the bottom; the Goddess of Liberty at the tip, holding a wreath in her right hand, a pole in the left hand, surmounted by a liberty cap, and surrounded by a circle of stars outside of which is a circle of rays; the figure of an angel on the left, inscribed “Mercy;” and a sword on the right hand, inscribed “Justice” and surrounded with the words “Seal of the State of Arkansas.”
Most states will have their seals showcase a relevant story, that is indicative of the state and its history, and the Natural State is certainly no different, embodying everything is stands for.