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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
The State of Utah. Utah State Legislature. Utah Code / Constitution. Salt Lake City: The State of Utah, 2012. Web. <http://le.utah.gov/UtahCode/title.jsp>.
|Animal||Elk (Cervus canadensis)||1971|
|Bird||California gull (Larus californicus)||1955|
|Centennial astronomical symbol||Beehive cluster||1996|
|Centennial tartan||Find out more...||1996|
|Cooking pot||Dutch oven||1997|
|Firearm||John M. Browning designed M1911 automatic pistol||2011|
|Fish||Bonneville cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii utah)||1997|
|Flag||Find out more...||1913|
|Flower||Sego lily (Calochortus nuttallii)||1911|
|Folk dance||Square dance||1994|
|Grass||Indian grass (Achnatherum hymenoides)||1990|
|Great seal||Find out more...||1896|
|Historic vegetable||Sugar beet||2002|
|Hymn||"Utah We Love Thee," by Evan Stephens.||2003|
|Insect||Honeybee (Apis mellifera)||1983|
|Railroad museum||Ogden Union Station||1998|
|Song||"Utah This is the Place," by Sam and Gary Francis||2003|
|Tree||Blue spruce (Picea pungens)
Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
|Vegetable||Spanish sweet onion||2002|
|Winter sports||Skiing and snowboarding||2012|
The Utah State Legislature offers a complete online Citizen's Guide to help us understand how the Legislature works and how laws are made in Utah.
Utah State Symbols: Utah State Library: Pioneer, Utah's Online Library.
63G-1-601. State symbols.: Utah State Legislature: Utah Code Section 63G-1-601, naming state symbols.
Utah Facts and Symbols, by Kathy Feeney. 24 pages. Publisher: Capstone Press(MN); Rev Upd edition (August 2003) Reading level: Ages 7+. Interest level: Grades 3-9. Perfect for report writing! Easy-to-read text covers major Utah symbols such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. A "Fast Facts" section highlights the state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, farm products, and primary manufactured goods. Also included are full-page maps that introduce the concept of the map key, which is great for teaching map-reading skills.
State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols, by Benjamin F. Shearer, Barbara S. Shearer. 544 pages. Greenwood Press; 3 Sub edition (October 30, 2001) This is one of the best, and most comprehensive, books we could find about the official state names and nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, capitols, flowers, trees, birds, songs, and miscellaneous designations of each state. This, coupled with the 1938 Shankle book, formed the basis of our symbol library. If you're serious about your states symbols, you'll want to have this book and the one below. This book also contains information about state holidays, license plates, sports teams, universities and other trivia.
State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols, by George Earlie Shankle. 522 pages. Reprint Services Corp; Revised edition (June 1971) Reprint of the 1938 revised edition. The first comprehensive book about our state symbols! From the preface: "This book grew out of the desire of its author to know, about his native state, a great many facts which he found exceedingly difficult to obtain. After three years of research in the Library of Congress, he is able to give to the public this storehouse of information, which could have been gathered from not library less fertile in source material..."
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