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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
North Dakota Legislative Branch. North Dakota Century Code <http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/statutes/cent-code.html> Accessed February 8, 2011.
|Great seal||Find out more...||1889|
|Flower||Wild prairie rose, (Rosa blanda or Rosa arkansana)||1907|
|Flag||Find out more...||1911|
|Bird||Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)||1947|
|Song||"North Dakota Hymn," words by James W. Foley, music by Doctor C. S. Putnam||1947|
|Tree||American elm (Ulmus americana) Virginia Tech||1947|
|Fossil||Teredo petrified wood||1967|
|Fish||Northern pike (Esox lucius)||1969|
|March||"Flickertail March," by James D. Ployhar||1975|
|Grass||Western wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii)||1977|
|Art museum||The North Dakota Museum of Art on the North Dakota University Campus at Grand Forks||1981|
|Railroad museum||Mandan Railroad Museum||1989|
|Honorary equine||The Nokota Horse||1993|
|American folk dance||Square dance||1995|
|Fruit||Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)||2007|
|Insect||Convergent lady beetle (ladybug) Hippodamia convergens||2011|
The North Dakota legislature offers How a Bill Becomes Law, a one-page chart, to help us understand how laws are made in North Dakota.
State Symbols (capital, bird, tree, flag...): Website of the State of North Dakota.
North Dakota Facts and Symbols, by Karen Bush Gibson. 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 North Dakota 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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