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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
"Vermont Statutes Online." Vermont State Legislature. Vermont State Legislature, n.d. Web. 17 Feb 2012. <http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutesMain.cfm>.
|Coat of Arms||Find out more...||1862|
|Flower||Red clover (Trifolium pratense)||1894|
|Flag||Find out more...||1923|
|Great seal||Find out more...||1937|
|Bird||Hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus)||1941|
|Tree||Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)||1949|
|Animal||Morgan horse (Equus caballus)||1961|
|Insect||Honeybee (Apis mellifera)||1977|
|Cold water fish||Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)||1978
|Warm water fish||Walleye pike (Stizosedion vitreum vitreum)||1978
|Soil||Tunbridge soil series||1985|
|Butterfly||Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)||1987|
|Rocks||Granite, Marble, and Slate||1992|
|Reptile||Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)||1994|
|Amphibian||Northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)||1998|
|Fruit||Apple (Malus domestica)||1999|
|Song||"These Green Mountains," comoposed by Diane Martin, arranged by Rita Buglass||2000|
|Heritage breed of livestock||Randall lineback breed of cattle (Bos primigenius)||2006|
|Winter sports||Skiing and snowboarding||2012|
|White whale fossilized skeleton (Delphinapterus leucas)||1993
|Terrestrial fossil||Mount Holly mammoth tooth and tusk||2014|
|Fly-fishing fly||Governor Aiken bucktail streamer||2014|
To understand the legislature and the legislative process, the Vermont State Legislature offers a "Getting started" section that includes the following sub-sections:
Vermont Emblems, Facts and Figures: Vermont Department of Libraries: Agency of Administration.
The Vermont State Legislature: Official website.
What Makes Vermont Special? An in-depth look at Vermont State Symbols, by Greg Carpenter. 94 pages. Publisher: Shires Press; First edition (2012)Much more than just your typical state symbols book. What Makes Vermont Special? asks who was the originator behind each symbol? What were they thinking at the time? Why did they pick the symbol? And what can we learn from it?
Hear from the originators themselves, learn where you can see these symbols within the state and hold a piece of Vermont history that will remain timeless.
Vermont Facts and Symbols, by Kathy Feeney. 24 pages. Publisher: Bridgestone Books; 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 Vermont 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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