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The City has and does hereby determine that it is necessary and desirable to adopt an official crest for the City, such crest being described as follows:

(a) As far as the designer can establish, the overall shape of design 1 is the most appropriate as far as shape is concerned. Mainly this shape was used by distinguished families and individuals in the 14th century.

(b) On the chief (top) of the crest is inscribed “Golden City,” a term often used in history books to describe the effect when the sun poured its rays down upon the beautiful hills and valleys of the City; this coming from the sun filtering through the many autumn leaves. This term is also used to describe the color of the soil.

(c) On the dexter (right) side of the shield is a picture of the wheel encircling the bee hive. The wheel represents the railroads and the bee hive is a symbol for industry in the City.

(d) On the sinister (left) side of the shield is pictured a Kaw Indian house; the Kaw being a native inhabitant of this region. On either side of the hut is pictured an arrow and a stalk of corn representing the fact that the Kaw Indian was basically a farmer and a hunter.

(e) At the ghi (base) of the shield is pictured the Capitol, which is self-explanatory.

(f) The band that divides the shield is the setting for nine stars, representing the nine founders. These nine stars are divided by a thin strip which represents the structure of a bridge connecting North Topeka with Topeka, quite instrumental in Topeka’s growth. (Ord. 20206 § 1, 9-10-19; Ord. 17226 § 2, 1-27-98. Code 1995 § 2-2. Formerly 2.10.010.)