Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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MATANUSKA-SUSITNA BOROUGH

State : Alaska

Seal (crest) of Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Origin/meaning

Introduced in 1964

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, named for the Matanuska and Susitna rivers in south central Alaska, is one of the few agricultural areas in the state. That identity is reflected in the borough’s seal, which was selected from seven entries by school children in 1964.

A moose, mountain sheep, salmon and bear adorn the outer ring of the seal, representing local wildlife.

The center of the seal features a “horn of plenty” overflowing with local produce, a cow, representing the dairy business, logs and trees to represent the timber industry, a coal miner with his pick and ore car, and a skier heading down the mountains, over which the sun rises.


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Literature : https://www.naco.org/articles/behind-seal-march-7-2016