Pennsylvania Symbols ˆ

Symbols of State >
Nicknames The Keystone State, Quaker State  
Motto Virtue, Liberty, and Independence 1875
Latin Motto Ubi libertas vivit, hic patria mihi 2015
Song Pennsylvania 1990
EcoSymbols >
Flower mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) 1933
Tree eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) 1931
Beautification and Conservation Plant Penngift crownvetch (Securigera varia) 1982
Bird ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) 1931
Animal white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 1959
Dog Great Dane (Canis lupus familiaris) 1965
Amphibian hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) 2019
Fish brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) 1970
Insect firefly (Photuris pennsylvanica) 1974
Soil Hazelton (unofficial) Unofficial
Fossil † trilobite (Phacops rana) 1988
Cultural Symbols >
Beverage milk Redundant Symbol 1982
Steam Locomotive K4s Steam Locomotive 1987
Electric Locomotive GG1 4859 Electric Locomotive 1987
Aircraft Piper J-3 Cub 2014
Arboretum Morris Arboretum and Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania 1988
Pops Orchestra Philly Pops 1999
Theatre Walnut Street Theatre at 9th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia 1999
Firearm Pennsylvania long rifle 2014
Flagship of Pennsylvania United States Brig Niagara 1988
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