- List of Arkansas state symbols
The following is a list of the symbols of the
U.S. State of Arkansas.
The following state symbols are officially recognized by state law.
*State Anthem: "Arkansas" by
Eva Ware Barnett
The Holy Bible
*State Folk Dance:
*State Fruit: South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink
*State Historical Song: "The Arkansas Traveler" by
*State Historic Cooking Vessel:
*State Insect: European honey bee
*State Motto: Regnat Populus (The People Rule)
*State Musical Instrument: the Fiddle
Stuttgart Soil Series
*State Songs: "
Arkansas (You Run Deep In Me)" by Wayland Holyfieldand " Oh, Arkansas" by Terry Rose and Gary Klass
*State Tree: Pine
*State Vegetable: South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink
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 vegetablein 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.
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