New Jersey State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
New Jersey Symbols, New Jersey Emblems, and New Jersey 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 Jersey Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Animal||Horse (Equus caballus) August 14, 1977|
|Bird||Eastern Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) June 27, 1935|
|Bug /Insect||Honeybee (Apis Mellifera) June 20, 1974|
|Colors||Buff and Jersey Blue, September 30, 1965|
|Dance - Folk||Square Dance, January 19, 1983|
|Dinosaur||Hadrosaurus foulkii, June 13, 1991|
|Fish||Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) January 8, 1992|
|Flag||State Flag 1896|
|Flower||Purple Violet (Viola sororia) 1913|
|Motto||Liberty and Prosperity
See flag: Two Goddesses represent the State motto, "Liberty and Prosperity". Liberty is on the left. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap on it, and the word liberty underneath her. The goddess on the right is Ceres, goddess of agriculture. She is holding a cornucopia with prosperity written below her.
|Seal||Great Seal, 1777|
Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica gmelin) April 13, 1995
|Ship - Tall||A. J. Meerwald, April 21, 1998|
|Song||"I'm From New Jersey" (unofficial)
Written & Music by Red Mascara
|Tree||Red Oak (Quercus borealis maxima) June 13, 1950|
|Memorial Tree||Dogwood (Cornus Florida) January 15, 1951|
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