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Behind the Seal - Feb.19, 2018

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San Joaquin County, Calif.


Designed by: June Sand
Introduced in: 1962

San Joaquin County is one of the original counties in California, created at the time of statehood in 1850. The county was named for the San Joaquin River and was developed mainly for agriculture purposes.

An original county seal was dominated by a sheaf of grain to represent their agricultural past.

As the county expanded, this new seal was designed to symbolize the county’s balanced resources of industry, water and transportation.

If you would like your county’s seal featured in “Behind the Seal,” contact Charlie Ban, senior staff writer: 202.942.4249 or

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