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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
Georgia Secretary of State, Georgia State Symbols, <http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/state_symbols/state_symbols.html> (Accessed 18 December 2009)
|'Possum||Pogo 'Possum, created by Walt Kelly||1992|
|Amphibian||Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)||2005|
|Art museum||Georgia Museum of Art||1982|
|Atlas||"The Atlas of Georgia"||1985|
|Ballet company||Atlanta Ballet||1973|
|Beef barbeque championship cookoff||The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" Barbecue Championship||1997|
|Bird||Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)||1970|
|Butterfly||Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)||1988|
|Center for character education||Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum||2003|
|Cold water game fish||Southern Appalachian brook trout||2006|
|First Mural City||City of Colquitt||2006|
|Fish||Largmouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)||1970|
|Flag||Find out more...||2003|
|Floral emblem||Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata)||1916|
|Folk dance||Square Dance||1996|
|Folk festival||Georgia Folk Festival||1992|
|Folk life play||"Swamp Gravy" ( Website)||1994|
|Frontier and Southeastern Indian interpretive center||The Funk Heritage/Bennett Center at Reinhardt College, Waleska||2003|
|Fruit||Peach (Prunus persica)||1995|
|Game bird||Bobwhite Quail (Toxostoma rufum)||1970|
|Georgian's creed||Georgian's Creed||1939|
|Great seal||Find out more...||1914|
|Historic drama||"The Reach of Song," presented on the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds near Hiawassee||1990|
|Historic house||Old Governor's Mantsion at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville||2016|
|Historical civil rights museum||The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah||2009|
|Insect||Honeybee (Apis mellifera)||1975|
|Mammal||White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)||2015|
|Marine mammal||Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)||1985|
|Musical theatre||Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival||1993|
|Peanut monument||Turner County, west side of Interstate Highway 75 within the limits of the City of Ashburn [ RoadSideAmerica.com ]||1998|
|Pork barbeque championship cookoff||Dooly County Chamber of Commerce's Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig||1997|
|Poultry Capital of the World||State of Georgia||1995|
|Railroad museum||The Central of Georgia Railroad Shops Complex, Savannah||1996|
|Reptile||Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)||1989|
|Salt-water fish||Red drum||2006|
|School||Plains High School||1997|
|Song||"Georgia on My Mind," words by Stuart Gorrell and music by Hoagy Carmichael||1979|
|Theater||The Springer Opera House, Columbus [ Website ]||1992|
|Transportation history museum||Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth [ Website ]||2000|
|Tree||Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||1937|
|Vegetable||Vidalia Sweet Onion||1990|
|Waltz||"Our Georgia," words and music by James Burch||1951|
|Wild flower||Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
Native azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
The Georgia Legislature, comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is called the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia State Sentate provides Tracking a Bill Through the General Assembly, a brief one-page document, to help us understand how laws are made in Georgia. The House of Representatives provides a Glossary of legislative terms that might be useful.
Georgia State Symbols: from the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State.
Georgia State Symbols: from the Digital Library of Georgia: University of Georgia.
Georgia 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 Georgia 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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