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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
The State of Wisconsin. Legislative Reference Bill. Updated Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations. Madison: The State of Wisconsin, 2012. Web.
|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|
|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|
|Grain||Corn (Zea mays)||1989|
|Ballad||"Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams," music by Shari A. Sarazin and lyrics by Erma Barrett.||2001|
|Waltz||"Wisconsin Waltz," music and lyrics by Eddie Hansen.||2001|
|Fruit||Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)||2004|
|Tartan||Find out more...||2008|
The Wisconsin Legislature offers several items to help us understand the legislative process and how laws are made in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Symbols: The State of Wisconsin.
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, 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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