- List of California state symbols
This is a list of the officially designated symbols of the
U.S. State of California.
California Quail("Callipepla californica")
Blue, which represents the sky and Gold, which represents the color of the precious metal found by forty-niners in the state's hills.
West Coast Swing
*Fife and drum corps: California Consolidated Drum Band
Golden trout"(Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita)" (fresh water), Garibaldi "(Hypsypops rubicundus)" (salt water)
Flag of California(since 1911)
**Flag of the
California poppy"(Eschsholzia californica)"
*Fossil: Saber-toothed cat "(Smilodon californicus)"
*Gold Rush Ghost Town: Bodie
*Grass: Purple Needlegrass "(Nassella pulchra)"
*Historical Society: California Historical Society
California dogface butterfly"(Colias eurydice)"
*License plate: "White with "California" in a red script across the top."
Grizzly bear"(Ursus californicus)"
Gray whale"(Eschrichtius robustus)"
*Military Museum: California State Military Museum
*Nicknames: Golden State (official), El Dorado State, Golden West, Grape State, Land of Milk and Honey, Land of Fruits and Nuts (derisive), Entertainment State, Land of the Fires, Movie State
*Prehistoric artifact: Chipped stone bear
Desert tortoise"(gopherus agassizi)"
Seal of California: "The seal features Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom; a California grizzly bear (the official state animal) feeding on grape vines, representing California wine production; a sheaf of grain, representing agriculture; a miner, representing the California Gold Rush and the mining industry; sailing ships, representing the state's economic power; and San Francisco Bay or the Sacramento River. The phrase "Eureka," meaning "I have found it!" is the California state motto."
*Silver Rush Ghost Town: Calico
*Slogan: Find Yourself Here
*Soil: San Joaquin
I Love You, California
California State Tartan
*Theater: Pasadena Playhouse
Sequoia(California redwood): "Sequoiadendron giganteum" (Giant Sequoia), "Sequoia sempervirens" (Coast Redwood)
*United States quarter dollar - California 2005:
List of California-related topics
Lists of United States state insignia
State of California
* [http://www.library.ca.gov/history/symbols.html California State Symbols]
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