Washington State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Washington Symbols, Washington Emblems, and Washington 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.
Washington Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Arboretum||Washington Park Arboretum|
|Bird||Willow Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 1951|
|Dance||Square Dance, April 17, 1979|
The second Wednesday in April of each year is designated as Arbor day.
[1957 c 220 § 1.]
|Fish||Steelhead Trout (Salmo gairdnerii) to (Oncorhynchus mykiss)1969|
|Flag||State Flag, 1923|
|Flower||Coast Rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) 1892|
|Fossil||Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) 1998|
|Grass||Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum) May 12, 1989|
|Gemstone||Petrified Wood, March 12, 1975|
|Insect||Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius Drury) 1997|
|Motto||Al-ki or Alki (bye and bye)
This motto first appeared on the territorial seal designed by Lt. J.K. Duncan of Governor Steven's surveying expedition. On one side it pictures a log cabin and an immigrant wagon with a fir forest in the background; on the other side, a sheet of water being traversed by a steamer and sailing vessel, a city in perspective; the Goddess of Hope and an anchor is in the center. The figure is pointing at the significant word "Alki." According to Professor Edmond Meany, settlers from the schooner "Exact" first named their settlement on Alki Point New York. The new settlement was slower to grow than its East Coast counterpart however, so the name was changed to New York-Alki, meaning New York, by and by.
|Seal||Great Seal, 1889|
|Ship||President Washington, February 19, 1983|
|Song||"Washington, My Home" 1959
Written by Helen Davis
Arranged by Stuart Churchill
|Song (Folk)||"Roll On Columbia, Roll On" 1987
by Woody Guthrie
|Tartan||State Tartan, 1991
|Tree||Western Hemlock (Tsuga Heterophylla) 1946|
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