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Nevada State Motto

All For Our Country Language:English
Translation:  Adoption:1886

State mottoes may be said to reflect the character and beliefs of the citizens of the state, or more accurately, the citizens of the state when they were adopted. State mottoes can help us gain insight into the history of a state. [What is a motto? ]

The Nevada Revised Statutes

Nevada's official state motto was adopted as an element of the Great Seal of the State of Nevada. The following information is excerpted from the Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 19, Chapter 235, Section 235-010.

(a) With the written permission of the governor;
(b) In the performance of official acts by an agency of one of the branches of state government;
(c) On items distributed by an agency of one of the branches of state government which are not necessary to carry out the duties of that agency, if the use of the reproduction or facsimile is approved by the head of that agency;
(d) On medallions or bars minted pursuant to the direction of the director; or
(e) As otherwise permitted by a specific statute.
Nevada State Seal

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a colored reproduction or facsimile of the state seal may only be used if it is in substantially the following colors:

Additional Information

State Motto List: List of all of the state mottoes.

State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, Revised Edition - George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938 (Reprint Services Corp. 1971)


Source: Nevada Revised Statutes, (http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/Index.cfm), March 23, 2005
Source: Merriam-Webster Online, (http://www.m-w.com/), March 3, 2005
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002
Source: State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: Revised Edition (Reprint)- George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938

 

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