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Michigan's State Symbols

Michigan's State Symbols

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MICHIGAN’S
StateSymbols
PRESENTED BY
Michigan History magazine
 
State Flag &Coat of Arms
The present flag—Michigan’s third since becom-ing a state in 1837—was adopted in 1911.The state’sfirst flag featureda portrait ofMichigan’s firstgovernor, StevensT. Mason, on oneside. On theother side was the state coat of arms and “asoldier and a lady.” In 1865, the state flagchanged to display the state coat of arms onone side and the United States coat of armson the other side. Today’s Michigan flagis a field of blue with the state coat of armsat its center. At the top of the coat of arms, also adopt-ed in 1911, is an eagle holding an olivebranch and arrows. An elk and a moose sup-port a shield displaying a man standing on agrassy peninsula. The following mottos appear on the coat of arms:
E Pluribus Unum
(FromMany, One),
Tuebor 
(I Will Defend) and
SiQuaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice
(If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You).
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S
ee for yourself why
Michigan History
is thenation’s most popular state his-tory magazine, or get to knowWillie Wolverine in
MichiganHistory for Kids
.
Call toll free
(800) 366-3703
or visit our Web site at
 www.michiganhistorymagazine.com"Every issue is filled with articles that makeme proud to be fromMichigan. A greatmagazine about agreat state!"
 –E. D., Cheboygan
 WILLIE WOLVERINE
 Artwork by Carolyn Damstra©
Michigan History
magazine, 2002
MHM-100 (5/02)
Michigan’s State Symbols is published by
Michigan History
magazine,which is a part of the Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department ofHistory, Arts and Libraries. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life inMichigan, the Department of History Arts and Libraries also includes theMackinac Island State Park Commission, the Library of Michigan, theMichigan Film Office and the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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