Seal of California

California State Seal

Seal of California

The Great Seal of the state of California has 31 stars on the upper edge representing the number of states upon California's admission to the United states. A grizzly bear and grape cluster represent abundant wildlife and agricultural richness.

Below the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a miner works near the Sacramento River - shown busy with commercial traffic. "Eureka" (Greek for "I have found it") probably refers to the discovery of gold. Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, overlooks the scene.

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Images

Representation of the great seal of the state of California displayed in San Francisco; photo by James Cridland on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Representation of the great seal of California

Representation of the great seal of California at the Civic Center in San Francisco; photo by Russell Mondy (vision63) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Representation of the great seal of California at the Civic Center in San Francisco

Representation of California's great seal in Monterey; photo by David McSpadden (D&S McSpadden) on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Representation of California's great seal in Monterey