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Missoula County Seal

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The seal of Missoula County, Mont. represents several significant facets of the county. As its artist, DeWayne Arthur Williams, Jr., explained in 2014: “The tree symbolizes the economically important conifers in Missoula County — the Ponderosa pine and the Douglas fir. The roots of the tree refer to the renewable aspect of this resource. The tree also represents several wildernesses within the county and the natural beauty and recreation they provide. The snowflake showcases several ski areas in the county. “A Native American silhouette notes the county’s first inhabitants and their culture. The non-Native (American) silhouette indicates a blending of those cultures through various studies and events at the University of Montana. Below these silhouettes tumbles a chute symbolizing whitewater and abundant angling opportunities in the streams passing through Missoula County. The mountains invite viewers to enjoy the variety of outdoor activities they provide.”

 

Missoula County Seal