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