State Bison Symbols

State Bison Symbols Top honor: USS Buffalo     USS Buffalo (SSN-715), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Buffalo, New York (another USS Buffalo was named for the animal). The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 23 February 1976, and her keel was laid down on 25 January 1980. She was launched on 8 May 1982 sponsored by Mrs. Joanne Kemp, and commissioned on 5 November 1983, with Commander G. Michael Hewitt in command. In 1999, Buffalo … Read more

US Department of the Interior

BUFFALO SEALS   BACK OF THE BUFFALO SEAL -PUBLISHED 1936 Afterword The history and activities of the organizations which stand back of the Buffalo Seal, the insignia of the Interior Department, have been set forth in the foregoing pages. The Buffalo Seal, commemorating the conservation of the Bison which were on the verge of extinction before the Interior Dept., through the National Park Service , gave them protection and aid, symbolizes the coordinating of various conservation organizations into one Federal department operating under one head, the Secretary of the Interior. Since the Secretary of the Interior is also Administrator of … Read more