California Symbols ˆ

Symbols of State >
Nicknames The Golden State 1968
Motto Eureka 1963
Song I Love You, California 1951
EcoSymbols >
Flower California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) 1903
Tree coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) 1937
Tree giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) 1937
Grass purple needlegrass (Nassella pulchra) 2004
Nuts almond (Prunus dulcis), pecan (Carya illinoinensis), pistachio (Pistacia vera) & walnut (Juglans) 2017
Lichen lace lichen (Ramalina menziesii) 2015
Bird California quail (Callipepla californica) 1931
Animal California grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) 1953
Marine Mammal gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) 1975
Reptile California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) 1972
Marine Reptile Pacific leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) 2012
Amphibian California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) 2014
Fish golden trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita) 1947
Marine Fish garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) 1995
Insect California dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice) 1972
Soil San Joaquin Soil 1997
Fossil † saber-toothed cat (Smilodon californicus) 1973
Dinosaur † Augustynolophus morrisi 2017
Mineral & Mineralogic Emblem gold 1965
Gemstone benitoite 1985
Rock & Lithologic Emblem serpentine 1965
Cultural Symbols >
Colors blue and gold 1951
Prehistoric Artifact chipped stone bear 1991
Tartan California Tartan 2001
Fabric denim 2016
Tall Ship Californian 2003
Gold Rush Ghost Town Bodie 2002
Silver Rush Ghost Town Calico 2005
Historical Society California Historical Society 1979
Sport surfing 2018
Pet shelter pet 2015
Dance West Coast swing dance 1988
Folk Dance square dance Redundant Symbol 1988
Fife and Drum Band California Consolidated Drum Band 1997
Theater Pasadena Playhouse 1937
Outdoor Play Ramona Pageant 1993
Language English Redundant Symbol 1986
Vietnam Veterans War Memorial California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Capitol Park, Sacramento 2013
Military Museum California State Military Museum and Resource Center 2004
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