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Description: The photograph is of Mount Logan, which is the inspiration for the State Seal of Ohio. Mount Logan and adjacent hills form a backdrop to the city of Chillicothe, Ohio, and the Scioto River Valley. The State Seal of Ohio, first depicted in 1803, was often reconfigured until the present image was sanctioned by the Ohio General Assembly in 1967 and modified in 1996. In 1803 the law prescribed the sheaf of wheat to represent Ohio's agricultural roots and the bundle of seventeen arrows to symbolize Ohio's place as the seventeenth state in the Union. In the background is a range of hills, including Mount Logan, as viewed from Thomas Worthington's estate, Adena, now a state memorial. The State Seal of Ohio illustrates Ohio's diverse geography. In the background stands Mount Logan in Ross County. Separating Mount Logan from the rest of the seal is the Scioto River. In the foreground is a freshly harvested wheat field. In the field stands a sheaf of wheat, illustrating the importance of agriculture in Ohio. Nearby stand seventeen arrows that resemble the sheaf of wheat. The arrows represent the American Indians of Ohio and Ohio's status as the seventeenth state to join the United States of America. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06607
Subjects: Mountains; Scioto River (Ohio); Emblems, State; Chillicothe (Ohio); American Indian history and society
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)