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What's the significance of the symbols on the National Parks arrowhead?
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According to the National Park Service, the elements of the emblem symbolize the major facets of the national park system. The Sequoia tree and bison represent vegetation and wildlife, the mountains and water represent the scenic and recreational values, and the arrowheads represents historical and archeological values. Visit http://www.nps.gov/npnh/parknews/arrowheadhistory.htm for more information. 
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The Bison: represents wildlife.

The Sequoia Tree: represents plants or vegetation.

The Water: represents recreational values.

The Mountain: represents sceinic values.

The Arrowhead: represents historical and archeological values. 

The arrowhead symbol was regestered in the US patent office on Feburary 9th, 1965 as the official emblem of the US NPS

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