List of Arkansas state symbols


List of Arkansas state symbols

The following is a list of the symbols of the U.S. State of Arkansas.

tate symbols

The following state symbols are officially recognized by state law.
*State Anthem: "Arkansas" by Eva Ware Barnett
*State Beverage:Milk
*State Bird: Mockingbird
*State Book: The Holy Bible
*State Flower: Apple Blossom
*State Folk Dance: Square Dance
*State Fruit: South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
*State Gem: Diamond
*State Historical Song: "The Arkansas Traveler" by Sanford Faulkner
*State Historic Cooking Vessel: Dutch oven
*State Insect: European honey bee
*State Mammal: White-tailed Deer
*State Mineral: Quartz Crystal
*State Motto: Regnat Populus (The People Rule)
*State Musical Instrument: the Fiddle
*State Rock: Bauxite
*State Soil: Stuttgart Soil Series
*State Songs: "Arkansas (You Run Deep In Me)" by Wayland Holyfield and "Oh, Arkansas" by Terry Rose and Gary Klass
*State Tree: Pine
*State Vegetable: South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

The designation of a variety of tomato as both the state fruit and the state vegetable is correct. Standing on both sides of the long-running controversy, the law recognizes that the tomato is botanically a fruit, but is a vegetable in culinary use; thus it is officially both in Arkansas.

Though two other songs are designated as "state songs" (plus a "state historical song" which was the state song from 1949 to 1963), by state law the Secretary of State must respond to any requests for "the state song" with the music of the state anthem, "Arkansas"; it was the state song before 1949 and from 1963 to 1987, when it became state anthem and the other songs gained their present status. This is strictly to preserve the status of "Arkansas"; all four songs are either copyrighted by the state itself or in the public domain.

ee also

*List of Arkansas-related topics
*Lists of United States state insignia
*State of Arkansas

References

External links

* [http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/ar_symb.htm State Symbols of Arkansas]


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