California State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
California Symbols, California Emblems, and California Mascots
Browse the state's symbols; state animal, state bird, state flower, state flag, state fossil, state insect, state motto, state seal, state tree, color, dance, fish, mammal, music, nut, reptile seal, and miscellaneous designations, emblems, and mascot of each state with pictures. Find origin of the state name. View the state almanacs, state timelines and peruse state facts and stats such as the capitol, location, and date admitted to the union.
The Golden State
California Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Animal||California Grizzly Bear (Ursus californicus) 1953|
|Bird||California Valley Quail (Lophortyx californica) 1931|
|Colors||Blue and Gold, 1951|
|Dance||West Coast Swing Dance, 1988|
|Dance - Folk||Square Dance, 1988|
|Fife and Drum Band||California Consolidated Drum Band, 1997
The music of fife and drum roused and inspired soldiers during significant events in this country's history.
|Fish||golden trout (Salmo agua-bonita) 1947|
|Fish, Marine||garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) 1995|
|Flag||State Flag, 1911|
|Flower||Golden Poppy (Eschsholtzia) 1903|
|Fossil||Sabre-Toothed Cat (Smilodon californicus) 1973|
|Gemstone||Blue Diamond (Benitoite) 1985|
|Historical Society||California Historical Society|
|Insect||California Dogface Butterfly (Zerene eurydice) 1972|
|Mammal, Marine||California Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) 1975|
|Gold, October 1, 1985|
|Motto||"Eureka" (I have found it) 1963|
|Nickname||The Golden State, 1968 (See Names)|
|Poet Laureate||Charles B. Garrigus, 1966|
|Prehistoric Artifact||Chipped Stone Bear, 1991|
|Reptile||Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agasizzi) 1972|
|Seal||Great Seal, 1849|
|Soil||San Joaquin Soil, 1997|
|Song||"I Love You, California" April 26, 1951
Lyrics by F.B. Silverwood
Music by A.F. Frankenstein
|Theatre||Pasadena Playhouse, 1937|
|Tree||California Redwood (Taxodiaceae Sequoia sempervirens) 1937
Giant Sequoia (Taxodiaceae Sequoiadendron giganteum) 1953
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