Utah marks Capitol’s anniversary with mosaic state seal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials commemorated the state Capitol’s 100th anniversary by unveiling a giant state seal laid in the tile floor.

KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1RphwZv ) that the mosaic seal in the Hall of Governors was revealed Monday. In addition to being the building’s 100th anniversary, Monday marked 120 years of statehood for Utah.

The state seal was adopted during the first session of the Legislature in 1896. It includes a bald eagle, beehive, sego lilies, two American flags, the word “industry” and arrows representing the six Native American tribes that lived in Utah before the Mormon pioneers arrived.

The new seal was made from terrazzo with some granite, marble, limestone, brass, bronze and aluminum pieces.

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