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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
Arizona Secretary of State, SOS for Kids, <http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/kids/kids_state_symbols.htm>, (Accessed 9 December 2009)
|Great Seal||Find out more...||1911|
|Colors||Blue and Gold||1915|
|Flag||Find out more...||1917|
|Anthem||"Arizona," words by Margaret Rowe Clifford, music by Maurice Blumenthal||1919|
|Bird||Coues' Cactus Wren (Heleodytes brunneicapillus couesi)||1931|
|Flower||Saguaro Cactus Blossom (Cereus giganteus)||1931|
|Tree||Palo Verde (Genus Cercidium)||1954|
|Alternate Anthem||"Arizona," words and music by Rex Allen, Jr.||1982|
|Amphibian||Arizona Tree Frog (Hyla eximia)||1986|
|Fish||Apache Trout (Salmo apache)||1986|
|Mammal||Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)||1986|
|Reptile||Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi)||1986|
|Fossil||Petrified wood (Araucarioxylon arizonicum)||1988|
|Folk dance||Square dance||1990|
|Tartan||"Arizona," designed by Dr. Philip D. Smith Jr., by proclamation of Governor John Fife Symington III.||1995|
|Butterfly||Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)||2001|
|Firearm||Colt single-action Army revolver||2011|
The Arizona Legislature offers How Bill Becomes Law, featuring "Arizona Bill," and From Idea... To Bill... To Law: The Legislative Process in Arizona, an 82-page document, to help us understand how laws are made in Arizona.
Arizona's State Symbols: from the Arizona Capitol Museum, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.
Arizona Facts and Symbols, by Emily McAuliffe. 24 pages. Publisher: Capstone Press; Rev Upd edition (August 2003) Reading level: Grades 3-4. Interest level: Grades 3-9. Perfect for report writing! Easy-to-read text covers major Arizona symbols such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. A "Fast Facts" section highlights the state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, farm products, and primary manufactured goods. Also included are full-page maps that introduce the concept of the map key, which is great for teaching map-reading skills.
State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols, by Benjamin F. Shearer, Barbara S. Shearer. 544 pages. Greenwood Press; 3 Sub edition (October 30, 2001) This is one of the best, and most comprehensive, books we could find about the official state names and nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, capitols, flowers, trees, birds, songs, and miscellaneous designations of each state. This, coupled with the 1938 Shankle book, formed the basis of our symbol library. If you're serious about your states symbols, you'll want to have this book and the one below. This book also contains information about state holidays, license plates, sports teams, universities and other trivia.
State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols, by George Earlie Shankle. 522 pages. Reprint Services Corp; Revised edition (June 1971) Reprint of the 1938 revised edition. The first comprehensive book about our state symbols! From the preface: "This book grew out of the desire of its author to know, about his native state, a great many facts which he found exceedingly difficult to obtain. After three years of research in the Library of Congress, he is able to give to the public this storehouse of information, which could have been gathered from not library less fertile in source material..."
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