New Hampshire State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
New Hampshire Symbols, New Hampshire Emblems, and New Hampshire 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.
New Hampshire Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Amphibian||Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) 1985
The spotted newt was designated the state amphibian in 1985 after a two year effort by high school students. Newts are very common to the region. The Union Leader newspaper (April 25, 1985, p48) lists the newts as the "perfect symbol for ensuring ecology in New Hampshire as they exist predominantly in the rain and runoff sodden areas heavily affected by acid rain."
New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 3:16
|Animal||White-tail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 1983|
|Bird||Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) 1957|
|Butterfly||Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa, subspecies samuelis) 1992
The Karner Blue butterfly is also known as the Melissa Blue. It is found in small isolated colonies in New Hampshire and elsewhere.
|Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) 1994
The Brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, is New Hampshire's official freshwater fish.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 3:20
|Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) 1994
The striped bass, Morone saxatilis, was designated the official state saltwater game fish in 1994.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 3:19
|Flag||State Flag, 1909|
|Flower||Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 1919|
|Flower - Wild||Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) 1991|
|Gemstone||Smoky Quartz, 1985|
|Motto||Live Free or Die, 1945
written by General John Stark, July 31, 1809,
It gave New Hampshire its Nickname of "The Granite State." New Hampshire once had a large industry surrounding the quarrying of granite.
|Seal||Great Seal, 1931|
|Song||"Old New Hampshire" 1949
words by Dr. John F. Holmes and music by Maurice Hoffmann
|Song - Honorary||"New Hampshire, My New Hampshire" 1963
words by Julius Richelson and music by Walter P. Smith
"New Hampshire Hills" 1973
words by Paul Scott Maurer and music by Tom Powers
"Autumn in New Hampshire" 1977
by Leo Austin
"New Hampshire's Granite State" 1977
by Anne B. Currier
"Oh, New Hampshire (you're my home)" 1977
by Brownie McIntosh
"The Old Man of the Mountain" 1977
by Paul Belanger
"The New Hampshire State March" 1977
by Rene Richards
"New Hampshire Naturally" 1983
by Rick Shaw and Ron Shaw
|Tree||White Birch (Betula papyrifera) 1947|
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