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Wisconsin State Symbols, Songs, and Emblems

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Designation Symbol / Emblem AdoptedList by adoption year

Sources...

The State of Wisconsin. Legislative Reference Bill. Updated Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations. Madison: The State of Wisconsin, 2012. Web.
Shankle, George Earlie. State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols. Irvine, Calif.: Reprint Services Corp, Revised edition, 1971.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.

Great seal Find out more.. 1848
Flag Find out more... 1863
Bird Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1949
Flower Wood violet (Viola papilionacea) 1949
Tree Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 1949
Fish Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy masquinongy) 1955
Animal Badger (Taxidea taxus) 1957
Wildlife animal White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 1957
Song "On, Wisconsin," by William Purdy 1959
Domestic Animal Dairy cow (Bos taurus) 1971
Mineral Galena 1971
Rock Red granite 1971
Symbol of peace Mourning dove (Zenaidura macroura) 1971
Insect Honeybee (Apis mellifera) 1977
Soil Antigo silt loam 1983
Dog American water spaniel 1985
Fossil Trilobite (Calymene celebra) 1985
Beverage Milk 1987
Grain Corn (Zea mays) 1989
Dance Polka 1993
Ballad "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams," music by Shari A. Sarazin and lyrics by Erma Barrett. 2001
Waltz "The Wisconsin Waltz," music and lyrics by Eddie Hansen. 2001
Fruit Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) 2004
Tartan Find out more... 2008
Pastry Kringle 2013

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Wisconsin State Symbols: The State of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Facts and Symbols
Wisconsin
Facts and Symbols

Emily McAuliffe

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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
State Names, Seals
Flags and Symbols

Benjamin F. Shearer
Barbara S. Shearer

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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