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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
State of Ohio Ohio Revised Code <http://codes.ohio.gov/orc> Accessed February 10, 2011.
|Flag||Find our more...||1902|
|Flower||Scarlet Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)||1904|
|Bird||Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)||1933|
|Tree||Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)||1953|
|Beverage||Tomato Juice (Lycopersicon esculentum)||1965|
|Great Seal||Find our more...||1967|
|Herb capital of Ohio||Gahanna||1972|
|Invertebrate Fossil||Isotelus (Trilobite)||1985|
|Rock song||"Hang on Sloopy"||1985|
|Wildflower||Large White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)||1987|
|Animal||White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)||1988|
|Reptile||Black Racer Snake (Coluber constrictor constrictor)||1995|
|Bicentennial bridge||The Blaine Hill bridge in Belmont county, constructed in 1828 as part of the national road.||2002|
|Prehistoric monument||Newark earthworks, Licking county||2006|
|Fruit||Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentus)||2009|
|Native fruit||Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)||2009|
|Amphibian||Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)||2010|
|Frog||Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)||2010|
The Ohio General Assembly offers The Legislative Process to help us understand how laws are made in the state. For a more detailed rundown, the Ohio Legislative Service Commisssion publishes A Guidebook for Ohio Legislators.
State Symbols: The Ohio Historical Society's Ohio History Central.
Ohio's State Symbols: Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden.
Ohio 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 Ohio 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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