Indiana State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Indiana Symbols, Indiana Emblems, and Indiana 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.
Crossroads of America
Indiana Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Bird||Cardinal (Richmondena Cardinalis Cardinalis) 1933|
|Flag||State Flag, 1917|
|Flower||Peony (Paeonie) March 13, 1957|
Indiana Code: IC 1-2-10-1
Sec. 1. The English language is adopted as the official language of the state of Indiana.
As added by P.L.1-1984, SEC.1.
Sec. 2. American Sign Language is recognized as a standard, independent language with its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural heritage, which is widely used by hearing, deaf, and hard of hearing individuals in Indiana and in the United States.
As added by P.L.7-1995, SEC.1.
|Motto||The Crossroads of America, 1937|
Written by Arthur Franklin Mapes
|River||The Wabash River, 1996
Indiana Code: IC 1-2-11-1
Sec. 1. The river commonly known as the Wabash River is adopted and designated as the official river of the state of Indiana.
As added by P.L.3-1996, SEC.1.
|Special days||George Rogers Clark Day, February 25 - Adopted 1975
Northwest Ordinance Day, July 13 - Adopted 1988
Indiana Day, December 11 - Adopted 1925
|Sagamore of the
|Sagamore of the Wasbash Award|
|Seal||Great Seal, 1963|
|Song||"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" 1913
Written by Paul Dresser
Composed by Paul Dresser
|Stone||Limestone, March 1, 1971|
|Tree||Tulip / Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) 1931|
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