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State names, seals, songs, and symbols a historical guide by Benjamin F. Shearer

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Names, Geographical -- United States -- States.,
  • Seals (Numismatics) -- United States -- States.,
  • Flags -- United States -- States.,
  • Capitols.,
  • Mottoes.,
  • State flowers -- United States.,
  • State birds.,
  • State songs -- United States.,
  • UnitedStates -- History, Local -- Bibliography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBenjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer.
ContributionsShearer, Barbara Smith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE155
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21264294M
ISBN 100313245592

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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. State names, seals, flags, and symbols: a historical guide Item Preview State and territory flowers -- State and territory trees -- State and territory birds -- State and territory songs -- State and territory legal holidays and observances -- State. List of 50 official state seals. Great seal for each state with symbols representing agriculture, commerce, history, culture, and philosophy. Photos, descriptions, facts. According to the book State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols by George Earlie Shankle (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, ): “The sobriquet, the Nutmeg State, is applied to Connecticut because its early inhabitants had the reputation of being so ingenious and shrewd that they were able to make and sell wooden nutmegs. Each state and union territory has a unique set of official symbols, usually a state emblem, an animal, a bird, a flower and a tree. A second animal (fish, butterfly, reptile, aquatic animal, heritage animal) sometimes appears, as do fruits and other plants, and there are some state songs and state mottos.

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