List of Pennsylvania state symbols

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The U.S. state of Pennsylvania has 21 official emblems, as designated by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor of Pennsylvania.

State symbols

Type Symbol Description Adopted Image Notes
Aircraft Piper J-3 Cub June 26, 2014 Piper J-3 Cub [1]
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
October 2, 1959 White-tailed deer [2]
[3]
Beautification and conservation plant Penngift crownvetch
(Coronilla varia L. Penngift)
June 17, 1982 [4]
[5]
Beverage Milk April 29, 1982 Milk [4]
[6]
Coat of arms Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania 1778 Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania [2]
Dog Great Dane August 15, 1965 Great Dane [2]
[7]
Electric locomotive GG1 4859 December 18, 1987 GG1 4859 [4]
[8]
Firearm Pennsylvania long rifle June 26, 2014 Pennsylvania long rifle [1]
Fish Brook trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
May 9, 1970 Brook trout [2]
[9]
Flag Flag of Pennsylvania 1799 Flag of Pennsylvania [2]
[10]
Flower Mountain laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
May 5, 1933 Mountain Laurel [2]
[11]
Fossil Phacops rana December 5, 1988 Phacops rana [4]
[12]
Game bird Ruffed Grouse
(Bonasa umbellus)
June 22, 1931 Ruffed Grouse [2]
[13]
Insect Pennsylvania firefly
(Photuris pennsylvanica)
December 5, 1988 Pennsylvania Firefly [2]
[14]
Motto "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence" 1778 Pennsylvania state quarter [15]
Nickname "Keystone State" c. 1800 Keystone [15]
Seal Seal of Pennsylvania 1791 Seal of Pennsylvania [15]
Ship US Brig Niagara April 29, 1988 USS Niagara [4]
[16]
Song "Pennsylvania" November 29, 1990 [17]
[18]
Steam locomotive K4s 1361 and K4s 3750 December 18, 1987 K4s 3750 [4]
[19]
Tree Eastern hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis linnaeus)
June 23, 1931 Eastern hemlock [4]
[20]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Act of Jun. 26, 2014, P.L. 783, No. 73
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-5.
  3. ^ Act of Oct. 2, 1959, P.L. 1005, No. 416.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-6.
  5. ^ Act of Jun. 17, 1982, P.L. 526, No. 150.
  6. ^ Act of Apr. 29, 1982, P.L. 354, No. 98.
  7. ^ Act of Aug. 17, 1965, P.L. 331, No. 178.
  8. ^ Act of Dec. 18, 1987, P.L. 421, No. 89.
  9. ^ Act of Mar. 9, 1970, P.L. 161, No. 61.
  10. ^ Act of Jun. 13, 1907, P.L. 560, No. 373.
  11. ^ Act of May 5, 1933, P.L. 457
  12. ^ Act of Dec. 5, 1988, P.L. 1113, No. 138.
  13. ^ Act of Jun. 22, 1931, P.L. 662, No. 234.
  14. ^ Act of Apr. 10, 1974, P.L. 247, No. 59.
  15. ^ a b c Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-4.
  16. ^ 37 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 705.
  17. ^ Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-7.
  18. ^ Act of Nov. 29, 1990, P.L. 598, No. 150
  19. ^ Act of Dec. 18, 1987, P.L. 421, No. 89.
  20. ^ Act of Jun. 22, 1931, P.L. 661, No. 233.

References

  • Bodgen, Sharon, ed. (2013). The Pennsylvania Manual. 121. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Department of General Services. ISBN 0-8182-0357-9.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Pennsylvania_state_symbols&oldid=840763320"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pennsylvania_state_symbols
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "List of Pennsylvania state symbols"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA