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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
New York State Legislature. Consolidated Laws of New York: State Laws <http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/MENUGETF.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS+&TARGET=VIEW> Accessed January 11, 2011.
|Animal||Beaver (Castor canadensis)||1975|
|Bird||Bluebird (Sialia sialis)||1970|
|Bush||Lilac bush (Syringa vulgaris)||2006|
|Fresh-water fish||Brook or Speckled Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)||1975
|Flag||Find out more...||1901|
|Fossil||Sea scorpion (Eurypterus remipes)||1984|
|Fruit||Apple (Genus Malus)||1976|
|Great seal||Find out more...||1882|
|Insect||Ladybug (Coccinella novemnotata)||1989|
|Marine or salt water fish||Striped bass (Morone saxatilis)||2006|
|Reptile||Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)||2006|
|Shell||Bay scallop (Argopecten irradians)||1988|
|Slogan||"I love New York"||2009|
|Tree||Sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh)||1956|
The New York State Assembly provides a "Kids Page" that contains information about the Legislature and the State Assembly in particular. The section titled What is the Assembly? is geared towards 7-12 graders, but there is also lots of the same information available for younger students as well.
New York State Information: This page is provided, by the New York State Library, to help people find some commonly-sought information about New York State. It includes a list of state symbols.
New York State Symbols: State Symbols information provided by the New York State Department of Economic Development.
Symbols of New York State: Information about some of the state symbols from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
New York 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 New York 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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