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COAT-OF-ARMS AND FLAG (EXCERPT)
Act 209 of 1911
2.22 State coat-of-arms; emblazonment.
The coat-of-arms shall be blazoned as follows:
Chief, Azure, motto argent Tuebor;
Charge, Azure, sun-rayed rising sinister proper, lake wavey proper, peninsula dexter grassy proper, man dexter on peninsula, rustic, habited, dexter arm-raised, dexter turned, sinister arm with gun stock resting, all proper;
Crest, On a wreath azure and or, an American eagle rising to the dexter, tips of wings partly lowered to base, all proper, dexter talon holding an olive branch with 13 fruit, sinister talon holding a sheaf of 3 arrows, all proper. Over his head a sky azure environed with a scroll gules with the motto “E Pluribus Unum” argent;
Dexter, An elk rampant, proper;
Sinister, A moose rampant, proper;
Mottoes, On the scroll unending superior narrow argent, in sable, the motto, “Si quaeris peninsulam, amoenam.”
On the scroll unending inferior, broader argent in sable the motto “circumspice.”
Scroll support and conventional leaf design between shield and scroll superior or;
Escutcheon supporters rest on the scroll supports and leaf design.
History: 1911, Act 209, Eff. Aug. 1, 1911
CL 1915, 1099
CL 1929, 135
CL 1948, 2.22
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