Wednesday, May 20, 2009

State Symbols

Each state in the United States has a list of "symbols". Things that represent each state. Anything from state bird to state flower - even state drink have been named. I have included a list of these for you and your mom to look over.

This was brought to my attention because the eerie sound of the loons at night can once again be heard. They have returned for the summer and are just starting to nest down. Soon we will see little loon babies riding on their mother's back.

Does Denmark have anything like this?

Common Loon

Common Loon carrying baby
(they carry them on their back
to protect them from fish called
Northern Pike- which will eat
the baby)

Lady Slipper

32nd State
May 11, 1858


The Midwest

Flag of the State of Minnesota

State Abbreviation: MN

Nickname: North Star State and Land of 10,000 Lakes

Origin of Name: minisota, based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word "sky-tinted waters." Centuries ago, that is what the Dakota named the river now called the Minnesota River.

Minnesota State:

Capital: St. Paul
Motto: The Star of the North
Minnesota State Seal
Beverage: Milk
Bird: Common Loon
Butterfly: Monarch Butterfly
Flower: Pink and White Lady Slipper
Fish: Walleye
Gemstone Lake Superior Agate
Grain Wild Rice
Muffin: Blueberry
Mushroom: Morel
Song: Hail! Minnesota
Tree: Red (or Norway) pine


  1. how cool that the state mushroom is the morel.

    when sabin's grandfather was in the SD legislature years and years ago, he tacked on an amendment to a bill to make the fence post the state tree of south dakota, since there aren't really so many trees there. it didn't pass, but he already knew it wasn't going to pass when he tacked on the amendment.

  2. After reading your post I researched some of my own State Symbols... very interesting!!! Hope you like them.
    Sydney (from Georgia).

  3. we can't believe that the state of Georgia has an official prepared food. even if it is grits. that just seems wrong! :-) and soooo american!