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Alabama“Alabama” (1931)yellowhammer (1927)Southern longleaf pine (1949, 1997)camellia (1959)
Salt water fish: fighting tarpon (1955); Fresh water fish: largemouth bass (1975); Horse: racking horse (1975); Mineral: hematite (1967); Rock: marble (1969); Game bird: wild turkey (1980); Dance: square dance (1981); Nut: pecan (1982); Fossil: species Basilosaurus Cetoides (1984); Official mascot and butterfly: eastern tiger swallowtail (1989); Insect: monarch butterfly (1989); Reptile: Alabama red-bellied turtle (1990); Gemstone: star blue quartz (1990); Shell: scaphella junonia johnstoneae (1990)

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Alaska“Alaska's Flag” (1955)willow ptarmigan (1955)sitka spruce (1962)forget-me-not (1949)
Fish: king salmon (1962); Gem: jade (1968); Marine mammal: bowhead whale (1983); Fossil: woolly mammoth (1986); Mineral: gold (1968); Sport: dog mushing (1972)

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Arizona“Arizona” (1919)cactus wren (1931)palo verde (1954)flower of saguaro cactus (1931)
Colors: blue and old gold (1915); Neckwear: bola tie (1971); Fossil: petrified wood (1988); Gemstone: turquoise (1974); Mammal: ringtail (1986); Reptile: Arizona ridgenose rattlesnake (1986); Fish: Arizona trout (1986); Amphibian: Arizona tree frog (1986); Butterfly: two-tailed swallowtail (2001)

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Arkansas“Arkansas” (1963)mockingbird (1929)pine (1939)apple blossom (1901)
Insect: honeybee (1973)

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California“I Love You, California” (1951)California valley quail (1931)California redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens & Sequoiadendron giganteum) (1937, 1953)golden poppy (1903)
Animal: California grizzly bear (1953); Fish: California golden trout (1947); Colors: blue and gold (1951)

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Colorado“Where the Columbines Grow” (1915)lark bunting (1931)Colorado blue spruce (1939)Rocky Mountain columbine (1899)
Animal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (1961); Gemstone: aquamarine (1971); Colors: blue and white (1911); Fossil: stegosaurus (1991)

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Connecticut“Yankee Doodle” (1978)American robin (1943)white oak (1947)mountain laurel (1907)
Animal: sperm whale (1975); Hero: Nathan Hale (1985); Heroine: Prudence Crandall (1995); Insect: praying mantis (1977); Mineral: garnet (1977); Ship: USS Nautilus (1983); Shellfish: eastern oyster (1989); Fossil: Eubrontes Giganteus (1991); Composer: Charles Edward Ives (1991)

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Delaware“Our Delaware”blue hen chicken (1939)American holly (1939)peach blossom (1895)
Colors: colonial blue and buff; Insect: ladybug (1974); Butterfly: tiger swallowtail (1999); Fish: weakfish, cynoscion regalis (1981); Beverage: milk; Fossil: belemnite

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Florida“Suwannee River” (1935)mockingbird (1927) orange blossom (1909)
Butterfly: Zebra longwing butterfly (1996); Saltwater Fish: sailfish; Freshwater Fish: largemouth bass

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Georgia“Georgia on My Mind” (1922)brown thrasher (1935)live oak (1937)Cherokee rose (1916)
Fruit: peach (1995); Saltwater Mammal: right whale (1985); Crop: peanut (1995)

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Hawaii“Hawaii Ponoi” (1967)nene (Hawaiian goose) (1957)kukui (candlenut) (1959)hibiscus (yellow) (1988)

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Idaho“Here We Have Idaho”mountain bluebird (1931)white pine (1935)syringa (1931)
Horse: Appaloosa (1975); Gem: star garnet (1967); Folk dance: square dance; Fish: cutthroat trout (1990); Fossil: Hagerman horse fossil (1988)

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Illinois“Illinois” (1925)cardinal (1929)white oak (1973)violet (1908)
Animal: white-tailed deer (1982); Fish: bluegill (1987); Insect: monarch butterfly (1975); Mineral: fluorite (1965)

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Indiana“On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” (1913)cardinal (1933)tulip tree (1931)peony (1957)
River: Wabash; Stone: limestone

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Iowa“Song of Iowa”eastern goldfinch (1933) wild rose (1897)
Colors: red, white, and blue (in state flag)

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Kansas“Home on the Range” (1947)western meadowlark (1937)cottonwood (1937)sunflower (1903)
Animal: buffalo (1955)

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Kentucky“My Old Kentucky Home”Kentucky cardinaltulip poplar (1994)goldenrod

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Louisiana eastern brown pelican (1958)bald cypress (1963)magnolia (1900)
Songs: “Give Me Louisiana” and “You Are My Sunshine”

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Maine“State of Maine Song” (1937)chickadee (1927)white pine tree (1945)white pine cone and tassel (1895)
Fish: landlocked salmon (1969); Mineral: tourmaline (1971); Animal: moose (1979); Cat: Maine coon cat (1985); Fossil: pertica quadrifaria (1985); Insect: honeybee (1975)

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Maryland“Maryland! My Maryland!” (1939)Baltimore oriole (1947) white oak (1941)black-eyed susan (1918)
Boat: skipjack (1985); Crustacean: Maryland blue crab (1989); Dinosaur: Astrodon johnstoni (1998); Dog: Chesapeake Bay retriever (1964); Beverage: milk (1998); Fish: rockfish (1965); Folk dance: square dance (1994); Fossil shell: ecphora gardnerae gardnerae (Wilson) (1994); Insect: Baltimore checkerspot butterfly (1973); Reptile: Diamondback terrapin (1994); Sport: jousting (1962); Team sport: lacrosse (2004)

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Massachusetts“All Hail to Massachusetts” (1966)chickadee (1941)American elm (1941)mayflower (1918)
Beverage: cranberry juice (1970); Insect: ladybug (1974); Cookie: chocolate chip (1997); Muffin: corn muffin (1986); Dessert: Boston cream pie (1996)

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Michigan robin (1931)white pine (1955)apple blossom (1897)
Mammal: white-tailed deer (1997); Fishes: trout (1965), brook trout (1988); Gem: isle royal greenstone (chlorastrolite) (1972); Stone: petoskey stone (1965); Soil: kalkaska soil series (1990); Reptile: painted turtle (1995); Flag: “Blue charged with the arms of the state” (1911); Wildflower: Dwarf Lake iris (1998)

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Minnesota“Hail Minnesota” (1945)common loon (also called great northern diver) (1961)red (or Norway) pine (1953)lady slipper (1902)
Fish: walleye (1965); Mushroom: morel (1984)

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Mississippi“Go, Mississippi” (1962)mockingbird (1944)magnolia (1938)flower or bloom of the magnolia or evergreen magnolia (1952)
Wildflower: coreopsis (1991); Stone: petrified wood (1976); Fish: largemouth or black bass (1974); Insect: honeybee (1980); Shell: oyster shell (1974); Water mammal: bottlenosed dolphin or porpoise (1974); Fossil: prehistoric whale (1981); Land mammal: white-tailed deer (1974), red fox (1997); Waterfowl: wood duck (1974); Beverage: milk (1984); Butterfly: spicebush swallowtail (1991); Dance: square dance (1995)

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Missouri“Missouri Waltz” (1949)bluebird (1927)flowering dogwood (1955)hawthorn (1923)
Aquatic animal: paddlefish (1997); Fish: channel catfish (1997); Fossil: crinoid (1989); Musical instrument: fiddle (1987); Rock: mozarkite (1967); Mineral: galena (1967); Insect: honeybee (1985); Tree nut: eastern black walnut (1990); Animal: mule (1995); Dance: square dance (1995); Missouri day: third Wednesday in October (1969)

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Montana“Montana” (1945)Western meadowlark (1981)ponderosa pine (1949)bitterroot (1895)
Stones: sapphire and agate (1969)

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Nebraska“Beautiful Nebraska” (1967)Western meadowlark (1929)cottonwood (1972)goldenrod (1895)
Fish: channel catfish (1997); American folk dance: square dance (1997); Ballad: “A Place Like Nebraska” (1997); Insect: honeybee (1975); Gemstone: blue agate (1967); Rock: prairie agate (1967); Fossil: mammoth (1967); Soil: typic argiustolls, holdreges series (1979); Mammal: whitetail deer (1981); Grass: little bluestem (1969); Beverage: milk (1998)

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Nevada“Home Means Nevada” (1933)mountain bluebird (1967) sagebrush (1959)
Trees: single-leaf pinon (1953) and bristlecone pine (1987); Animal: desert bighorn sheep (1973); Colors: silver and blue (1983); Rock: sandstone (1987); Precious gemstone: virgin valley black fire opal (1987); Semiprecious gemstone: Nevada turquoise (1987); Grass: Indian ricegrass (1977); Metal: silver (1977); Fossil: ichthyosaur (1977); Fish: lahontan cutthroat trout (1981); Reptile: desert tortoise (1989); State artifact: tule duck decoy (1995)

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New Hampshire purple finch (1957)white birch (1947)purple lilac (1919)
Animal: white-tailed deer (1983); Insect: ladybug (1977); Saltwater fish: striped bass (1994); Freshwater fish: brook trout (1995); Amphibian: spotted newt (1985); Butterfly: karner blue (1992); Songs: “Old New Hampshire” (1949) and “New Hampshire, My New Hampshire” (1963)

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New Jersey eastern goldfinch (1935)red oak (1950)purple violet (1913)
Insect: honeybee (1974); Animal: horse (1977); Colors: buff and blue (1965); Folk dance: square dance; Dinosaur: hadrosaurus foulkii; Fish: brook trout; Shell: knobbed whelk; Fruit: blueberry (2004)

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New Mexico“O Fair New Mexico” (1917)roadrunner (1949)pinon (1949)yucca (1927)
Animal: black bear (1963); Fish: cutthroat trout (1955); Vegetables: chili and frijol (1965); Gem: turquoise (1967); Spanish-language song: “Asi Es Nuevo Méjico” (1971); Poem: “A Nuevo México” (1991); Grass: blue gramma (1973); Fossil: coelophysis (1981); Cookie: bizcochito (1989); Insect: tarantula hawk wasp (1989); Ballad: “Land of Enchantment” (1989); Bilingual song: “New Mexico—Mi Lindo Nuevo Mexico”, (1995); Question: “Red or Green?” (1999)

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New York“I Love New York” (1980)bluebird (1970)sugar maple (1956)rose (1955)
Animal: beaver (1975); Fish: brook trout (1975); Gem: garnet (1969); Insect: ladybug (1989)

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North Carolina“The Old North State” (1927)cardinal (1943)pine (1963)dogwood (1941)
Mammal: gray squirrel (1969); Insect: honeybee (1973); Reptile: eastern box turtle (1979); Gemstone: emerald (1973); Shell: scotch bonnet (1965); Historic boat: shad boat (1987); Beverage: milk (1987); Rock: granite (1979); Dog: plott hound (1989); Colors: red and blue (1945); Fruit: scuppernong grape (2001)

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North Dakota“North Dakota Hymn” (1947)western meadowlark (1947)American elm (1947)wild prairie rose (1907)
Fish: northern pike (1969); Grass: western wheatgrass (1977); Fossil: teredo petrified wood (1967); Beverage: milk (1983); State march: Spirit of the Land (1975); Equine: Nokota horse (1993); Dance: square dance (1995)

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Ohio“Beautiful Ohio” (1969)cardinal (1933)buckeye (1953)scarlet carnation (1904)
Insect: ladybug (1975); Gemstone: flint (1965); Beverage: tomato juice (1965); Fossil: trilobite (1985); Animal: white-tailed deer (1988); Wildflower: large white trillium (1987)

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Oklahoma“Oklahoma” (1953)scissor-tailed flycatcher (1951)redbud (1937)mistletoe (1893)
Animal: bison (1972); Reptile: mountain boomer lizard (1969); Stone: rose rock (barite rose) (1968); Colors: green and white (1915); Beverage: milk; Butterfly: black swallowtail; Fish: white or sand bass; Folk dance: square dance; Furbearer: raccoon; Game animal: white-tailed deer; Grass: Indiangrass; Insect: honeybee; Musical instrument: fiddle; Poem: “Howdy Folks,” David Randolph Milsten; Waltz: “Oklahoma Wind”; Wildflower: Indian blanket

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Oregon“Oregon, My Oregon” (1927)western meadowlark (1927)douglas fir (1939)Oregon grape (1899)
Animal: beaver (1969); Fish: chinook salmon (1961); Rock: thunderegg (1965); Colors: navy blue and gold (1959); Insect: swallowtail butterfly (1979); Dance: square dance (1977); Nut: hazelnut (1989); Gemstone: sunstone (1987); Seashell: Oregon hairy triton (1991); Beverage: milk (1997); Mushroom: Pacific golden chanterelle (1999)

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Pennsylvania“Pennsylvania” (1990)ruffed grouse (1931)hemlock (1931)mountain laurel (1933)
Dog: Great Dane (1965); Colors: blue and gold (1907)

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Rhode Island“Rhode Island, It's for Me” (1996)Rhode Island red hen (official) (1954)red maple (official) (1964)violet (unofficial) (1968)
Shell: quahog (official); Mineral: bowenite (1966); Stone: cumberlandite (1966); Colors: blue, white, and gold (in state flag)

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South Carolina“Carolina” (1911)Carolina wren (1948)palmetto tree (1939)Carolina yellow jessamine (1924)

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South Dakota“Hail! South Dakota” (1943)ring-necked pheasant (1943)black hills spruce (1947)American pasqueflower (1903)
Grass: Western wheat grass (1970); Soil: houdek (1990); Insect: honeybee (1978); Animal: coyote (1949); Mineral stone: rose quartz (1966); Gemstone: fairburn agate (1966); Colors: blue and gold (in state flag); Fish: walleye (1982); Musical instrument: fiddle (1989); Dessert: kuchen (2000)

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Tennessee mockingbird (1933)tulip poplar (1947)iris (1933)
Horse: Tennessee walking horse; Animal: raccoon (1971); Wild flower: passion flower (1973); Songs: “My Homeland, Tennessee” (1925); “When It's Iris Time in Tennessee” (1935); “My Tennessee” (1955); “Tennessee Waltz” (1965); “Rocky Top” (1982); “Tennessee” (1992); “The Pride of Tennessee” (1996)

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Texas“Texas, Our Texas” (1929)mockingbird (1927)pecan (1919)bluebonnet (1901)
Fish: guadalupe bass (1989); Seashell: lightning whelk (1987); Dish: chili (1977); Folk dance: square dance (1991); Fruit: Texas red grapefruit (1993); Gem: Texas blue topaz (1969); Gemstone cut: Lone Star cut (1977); Grass: sideoats grass (1971); Reptile: horned lizard (1993); Stone: petrified palmwood (1969); Plant: prickly pear cactus; Insect: monarch butterfly; Pepper: jalapeño pepper; Mammal: longhorn; Small mammal: armadillo; Flying mammal: Mexican free-tailed bat

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Utah“Utah, We Love Thee” (1953)California gull (1955)blue spruce (1933)sego lily (1911)
Emblem: beehive (1959); Gem: topaz; Animal: Rocky Mountain elk (1971); Insect: honeybee (1983); Grass: Indian rice grass (1990); Fossil: allosaurus (1988); Cooking pot: dutch oven (1997); Fish: Bonneville cutthroat trout (1997); Fruit: cherry (1997); Mineral: copper; Rock: coal (1991)

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Vermont“These Green Mountains” (2000)hermit thrush (1941)sugar maple (1949)red clover (1894)
Animal: Morgan horse (1961); Insect: honeybee (1978)

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Virginia cardinal (1950)dogwood (1956)American dogwood (1918)
Dog: American foxhound (1966); Shell: oyster shell (1974)

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Washington“Washington, My Home” (1959)willow goldfinch (1951)western hemlock (1947)coast rhododendron (1892)
Fish: steelhead trout (1969); Gem: petrified wood (1975); Colors: green and gold (1925); Folk song: “Roll On Columbia, Roll On” (1987); Dance: square dance (1979); Grass: bluebunch wheatgrass (1989); Insect: blue darner dragonfly (1997); Fossil: Columbian mammoth (1998); Fruit: apple (1989)

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West Virginia cardinal (1949)sugar maple (1949)rhododendron (1903)
Animal: black bear (1973); Colors: blue and gold (official) (1863); Songs: “West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home,” “The West Virginia Hills,” and “This Is My West Virginia” (adopted by Legislature in 1947, 1961, and 1963 as official state songs)

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Wisconsin“On Wisconsin”robin (1949)sugar maple (1949)wood violet (1949)
Grain: corn (1990); Animal: badger; Wild life animal: white-tailed deer (1957); Domestic animal: dairy cow (1971); Insect: honeybee (1977); Fish: musky (muskellunge) (1955); Mineral: galena (1971); Rock: red granite (1971); Symbol of peace: mourning dove (1971); Soil: antigo silt loam (1983); Fossil: trilobite (1985); Dog: American Water Spaniel (1986); Beverage: milk (1988); Dance: polka (1994); Waltz: “The Wisconsin Waltz” (2001); Ballad: “Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams” (2001)

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Wyoming“Wyoming” (1955)western meadowlark (1927)cottonwood (1947)Indian paintbrush (1917)
Dinosaur: Triceratops (1994); Fish: cutthroat trout (1987); Fossil: Knightia (1987); Gemstone: jade (1967); Insignia: bucking horse (unofficial); Mammal: bison (1985); Reptile: horned toad (1993); Soil: Forkwood series (unofficial)


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