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There is a very indistinct image of the city's seal on their online business license application at www.orland-ca.com/City_Government/BizLic.pdf . It looks like it might show railroad tracks extending to meet a rising sun on the horizon- but I warn that's 90% guesswork on my part.
Ned Smith, 20 March 2005
The Orland City Seal exists in a B&W format, although further contact may well reveal a colored version. The outer circle contains the words 'THE GREAT SEAL OF THE CITY OF ORLAND' in block lettering; please note the unusual wording - I have not hitherto encountered any municipal seal anywhere which uses the terminology 'The Great Seal'. At the lower right and lower left respectively are six small five-pointed stars, three at each side, with the date 1875 between them. The very busy central image depicts a single track railway line running from the foreground into the middle distance, toward a valley between two hills. A rayed rising sun is visible between the hills, while two electric pylons flank the sun on either side. Beneath the track at the bottom and above the sun at the top are what appear to be decorative curlicues. In the right foreground are three fruit trees, while behind them are three cattle. Similarly, to the left foreground is a railway station, and behind that is a pond with three ducks swimming on it. Beneath the railway tracks at the very front of the central image are two stalks of grain, crossed saltire-wise at the stem.
Ron Lahav, 20 March 2005