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New State Symbols for 2008

State Symbol Designation Adopted News
Massachusetts Official artist Norman Rockwell February 21, 2008 Read now
Virginia Covered Bridge Capital of the Commonwealth Patrick County March 4, 2008 Read now
West Virginia Tartan "West Virginia Shawl" March 6, 2008 Read now
West Virginia Fossil Megalonyx jeffersonii March 8, 2008 Read now
West Virginia Reptile Timber rattlesnake March 8, 2008 Read now
Colorado Reptile Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) March 18, 2008 Read now
Wisconsin Tartan As described April 7, 2008 Read now
South Carolina Color Indigo blue April 16, 2008 Read now
Oklahoma Rock and roll song Selection¹ April 22, 2008 Read now
Maryland Smith Island Cake Dessert April 24, 2008 Read now
Maryland Walking Exercise May 13, 2008 Read now
Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Recreational sports May 14, 2008 Read now
Hawaii Mammal Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) May 14, 2008 Read now
Florida Horse Florida Cracker Horse (Marshtackie) May 28, 2008 Read now
Florida Salt water reptile Loggerhead turtle May 28, 2008 Read now
Florida Anthem "Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Road" June 30, 2008 Read now
Florida Song "Old Folks at Home" (Revised lyrics) June 30, 2008 Read now
Florida Tortoise Gopher tortoise June 30, 2008 Read now
Louisiana Symbol Fleur-de-lis July 7, 2008 Read now
Missouri Dessert Ice Cream Cone July 10, 2008 Read now
Massachusetts Official glacial rock Rolling Rock, Fall River August 4, 2008 Read now
Ohio Fruit Tomato January 6, 2009 Read now
Ohio Native fruit Pawpaw January 6, 2009 Read now
¹ House Concurrent Resolution No. 1047 does not designate a specific song as the Oklahoma's official state rock and roll song. Rather, it defines the process by which a song will be selected and presented to the legislature in 2009.

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