1971 Assembly Bill 914 Date published:
CHAPTER 167, Laws of 1971
AN ACT to amend 1.10 of the statutes, relating to designating the dairy cow the state domestic animal.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
1 .10 of the statutes, as amended by chapter 14, laws of 1971, is amended to read:
1.10 (title) STATE SONG, TREE, FLOWER, BIRD, FISH, ANIMAL, DOMESTIC ANIMAL, WILDLIFE ANIMAL. The Wisconsin state song is "On, Wisconsin", music written by. W. T. Purdy, the words to which are as follows: "On, Wisconsme On, Wisconsin! Grand old badger state! We, thy loyal sons and daughters, Hail thee, good and great. On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Champion of the right, 'Forward', our motto--God will give thee might!"; the Wisconsin state tree is the sugar maple (Acer saccharum); the Wisconsin state flower is the wood violet (Viola papilionacea); the Wisconsin state bird is the robin (Turdus migratorious); the Wisconsin state fish is the muskellunge (Esox masquinon masquinongy Mitchell); the Wisconsin state animal is the badger (Taxidea taxus); the Wisconsin domestic animal is the dairy cow (Bovis domesticus): the Wisconsin wild life wildlife animal is the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus); the Wisconsin state mineral is the galena (lead sulphide) and the Wisconsin state rock is the red granite. The Wisconsin Blue Book shall include the information contained in this section concerning , the state song, tree, flower, bud, fish, animal, wild life, domestic animal, wildlife animal, mineral and rock.
If you look carefully at the text, you will see that, in addition to naming an official domestic animal, the bill modifies the text of the state's wild life (two words) animal, as adopted in 1957, to read "wildlife" (one word) animal.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 32
|2004||Red & White Holstein||COW|
|2007||Guernsey||Majestic Oak Invest Sareen|
|2008||Ayreshire||Foggy-Valley Volage Marigold|
|2010||Milking Shorthorn||Mapleton Vly K Zsa Zsa|
|2011||Red & White Holstein||Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red|
|2012||Brown Swiss||Cozy Nook Pronto Twylight|
|2013||Jersey||Ambition Hercules Jordan|
The following information was excerpted from the 2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations, Chapter 1, Section 1.10.
CHAPTER 1 SOVEREIGNTY AND JURISDICTION OF THE STATE
1.10 State song, state ballad, state waltz, state dance, and state symbols.
(3) The Wisconsin state symbols are as follows:
(a) The mourning dove (Zenaidura macroura corolinensis Linnaeus) is the symbol of peace.
(b) Milk is the state beverage.
(c) The sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is the state tree.
(d) Corn (Zea mays) is the state grain.
(e) The wood violet (Viola papilionacea) is the state flower.
(f) The robin (Turdus migratorius) is the state bird.
(g) The muskellunge (Esox masquinongy masquinongy Mitchell) is the state fish.
(h) The badger (Taxidea taxus) is the state animal.
(i) The dairy cow (Bos taurus) is the state domestic animal.
(j) The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is the state wildlife animal.
(k) The American water spaniel is the state dog.
(L) The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the state insect.
(m) The trilobite (Calymene celebra) is the state fossil.
(n) Galena (lead sulfide) is the state mineral.
(o) Red granite is the state rock.
(p) Antigo silt loam (Typic Glossoboralf) is the state soil.
(r) The cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is the state fruit.
(s) The tartan whose thread count is described in this paragraph is the state tartan. The thread count for the state tartan shall begin with 44 threads of muted blue, followed by 6 threads of scarlet, 4 threads of muted blue, 6 threads of gray, 28 threads of black, 40 threads of dark green, 4 threads of dark yellow, 40 threads of dark green, 28 threads of black, 22 threads of muted blue, and 12 threads of dark brown, at which point the weave reverses, going through 22 threads of muted blue, and continuing the sequence in reverse order until the weave reaches the beginning point of 44 threads of muted blue, at which point the weave reverses again.
(t) The kringle is the state pastry.
Shankle, George Earlie. State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols. Irvine, Calif.: Reprint Services Corp, Revised edition, 1971.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
New Mexico Panther: Defenders of Wildlife website.
New Mexico Panther (Puma concolor coryi): National Wildlife Foundation's eNature.com field guide.
Puma concolor (Cougar): Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - North American Mammals.
Puma concolor coryi (New Mexico Panther): The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
Puma concolor coryi - (Bangs, 1896), New Mexico Panther: A network connecting science with conservation - NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life.
Puma concolor coryi (Bangs, 1899) : Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
State domestic animals: Complete list of official state domestic animals from NETSTATE.COM
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Wisconsin state symbols from NETSTATE.COM.
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