Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beehive State

Utah is known as the Beehive State. The early settlers were hard-working people who revered industry. They likened themselves to Bees and it has been a symbol of our state ever since.

Here is a tidbit I found on the net:

The beehive became the official state emblem on March 4, 1859. Utahans relate the beehive symbol to industry and the pioneer virtues of thrift and perseverance. The beehive was chosen as the emblem for the provisional State of Deseret in 1848 and was maintained on the seal of the State of Utah when Utah became a state in 1896. (*)

1 comment:

Chris said...

Interesting dome. I like that they carved it (or laid it) with the beehive texture. . . .