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No civic seal. Municipal logo consists of a map of Alaska in gray with the location of Bethel highlighted by a small red triangle. Superimposed on the map is the slogan 'The Center of the YK Delta' in dark blue. The slogan is laid out in three lines, with the top line being bowed upwards and the bottom line being bowed downwards.
Ron Lahav, 25 March 2004

Mayor Gary Peltola of Bethel, Alaska, informs me that his city does not have nor has it ever had any form of civic heraldry.
Ron Lahav, 27 March 2004


City seal in standard circular format, a very pale blue in color with all text and divisions in black. At top of the outer ring is the city name, while the name of the state is at bottom. In the center of the inner circle is a map of Alaska in emerald green, with the actual location of Fairbanks indicated by a small golden heart. Above the heart is the word 'Golden' bowed upwards, while below  it is the word 'Heart' bowed  downwards. Above the map are the  words 'Incorporated on', while below
is the date 'November 10, 1903.'
Ron Lahav, 25 March 2004


No civic heraldry. The Home Page has a photograph of the head of a bald eagle superimposed on a map of Alaska in blue-grey, but as the actual location of Kenai is not marked I do not think that this qualifies as any kind of logo.
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Ron Lahav, 25 March 2004

A city pin uses a logo designed many years ago. The pin shows Mt. Redoubt, an active volcano in the background, the old Russian Orthodox church in the foreground, a salmon jumping (fishing was our first industry), and an oil platform on the water. Oil was discovered here in 1959. Our motto is 'Village with a past, city with a future.'
John J. Williams, Mayor of Kenai, 28 March 2004


Civic seal is in a standard circular format with the outer ring in silver gray. The name of the city is in black at the top of this ring and the name of the state, also in black, at the bottom. The inner circle depicts a grizzly bear in natural colors standing upright; on his right is a lobster, above him is a king crab, and on his left a salmon, also in their natural colors. This seal may not be very artistic, but it does convey what the city is all about. Since the major economic factor on Kodiak Island is the U.S. Naval Base and Naval Air Station, I would might have expected some reference to it on the seal.
Ron Lahav, 28 March 2004


The seal of the City and Borough of Sitka can be found on the page of the Web Site listing the various departmental Web pages. It is in the standard circular  format and consists of a blue and white line drawing of a landscape with a flag flying in the left foreground and the words 'City and Borough of Sitka' at the top of the circle. The design of the flag is too indistinct for me to determine whether it is an Imperial Russian or an American flag, but it obviously represents Sitka's status as the original capital of Russian America and the first seat of the U.S. administration. I do not believe that Alaska was organized as a Territory  immediately upon its purchase from Russia in 1867, but I do not know how it was governed and administered until then.
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Ron Lahav, 28 March 2004

Apparently the Franklin Mint created a series of medallions called 'Great Historic Sites of America' between 1970-72. They included Sitka in this series because of the transfer ceremony that took place here when the United States took over possession of Alaska from Russia in 1867. The ceremony took place on Castle Hill, which is a place of significance in the Tlingit, Russian, and American eras in Sitka. The medallion included the words 'American Flag Raising Site.'

The City and Borough of Sitka were unified on 12-2-1971. The assembly at that time chose the artwork from the medallion as the artwork for the City of Sitka letterhead. However the words on the bottom were changed to 'December 2, 1971,' the date of unification. The first city assembly adopted the city seal at their first assembly meeting, 8 December 1971. There is some question, however, as to whether or not the Franklin Mint artwork may have been slightly altered. One of the assembly members at that time vividly remembers looking at the draft artwork and questioning why there was no cannon in the porthole of the 'castle' wall. He and the then city administrator asked the city clerk to add a cannon to the artwork. There is in fact a cannon in the city seal, but whether or not it was included in the Franklin Mint original artwork I cannot say.
Joanna Perensovich, Kettleson Library, Sitka, 3 April 2004


Oddly enough, the Wasilla civic seal is to be found on the commercial Web Site of the company which designed and maintains the city's Records Management program. In a standard circular format the outer ring is white with the words 'Founded 1917' at the top; beneath the letter 'f' in 'Founded' and the numeral '7' in '1917' are two small black dots. At the bottom of the outer ring the words 'City of Wasilla . Alaska' are written. The center of the seal depicts a local landscape in full color, and very beautiful it looks, too!
Ron Lahav, 28 March 2004

We have a city seal that was created at the time we were incorporated as a city in 1974 although Wasilla was founded in 1917. The seal was created by a student of a 5th grade class at a local elementary school through a contest. It depicts mountains in the background, which we can see from the distance and a lake, which we do have here in Wasilla. The cabin and the kayak are scenes from old-time Alaska.
Kristie Smithers, City Clerk, 1 April 2004