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Utah State Motto

Industry Language:English
Translation:  Adoption:1959

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? ]

Adoption of the Utah State Motto

"Industry" officially became the State Motto on March 4, l959.

About the Utah State Motto

"Industry is associated with the symbol of the beehive. The early pioneers had few material resources at their disposal and therefore had to rely on their own "industry" to survive. The word "industry" appears on both the State Seal and the State Flag.

The Utah Code

The following information is excerpted from the Utah Code, Title 63, Chapter 13, Section 63-13-5.5.

The motto, Industry, is found on the Great Seal of the State of Utah and the Utah State Flag. A description of the Utah State Flag is found in the Utah Code, Title 63, Chapter 13, Section 63-13-5. A description of the Great Seal of the State of Utah is found in the Utah Code, Title 67, Chapter 01a, Section 67-1a-8.

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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: Utah State Web Site, (http://pioneer.utah.gov/motto.html), March 24, 2005
Source: Utah Code, (http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/code.htm), March 24, 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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