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List of California state symbols

Location of the state of California in the United States of America

This is a list of the officially designated symbols of the U.S. state of California. Most such designations are found in sections 420-429.8 of the California Government Code.[1]

State symbolsEdit

Type Symbol Year Image
Amphibian California red-legged frog
Rana draytonii
2014[2]  
Animal California grizzly bear
Ursus arctos californicus
1958  
Bird California quail
Callipepla californica
1931  
Colors Blue, which represents the sky, and gold, which represents the color of the precious metal found by forty-niners in the state's hills.
1951  
Dance West Coast Swing
1988
Dinosaur Augustynolophus
2017  
Fabric Denim 2016[3]  
Fife and Drum Band California Consolidated Drum Band
1997
Freshwater Fish Golden trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
1947  
Flower California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
1903  
Folk Dance Square dance
1988  
Fossil Saber-toothed cat
Smilodon californicus
1973  
Fruit Avocado
Persea americana
2013[4]  
Gemstone Benitoite
1985  
Gold Rush Ghost Town Bodie
2002  
Grain Rice 2013[4]  
Grass Purple needlegrass
Stipa pulchra (formerly Nassella pulchra)
2004  
Historical Society California Historical Society
1979  
Insects California dogface butterfly
Colias eurydice
1972  
Marine Fish Garibaldi
Hypsypops rubicundus
2002  
Lichen Lace lichen
Ramalina menziesii
2015  
Marine Mammal Gray whale
Eschrichtius robustus
1975  
Marine Reptile Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
2012  
Military Museum California State Military Museum
2004  
Mineral Gold
1965  
Nuts Almond, Walnut, Pistachio, and Pecan
2017[5]  
Outdoor Play The Ramona Pageant
1993[6]  
Prehistoric Artifact Chipped Stone Bear
1991[7]
Reptile Desert tortoise
Gopherus agassizi
1972  
Rock Serpentine
1965  
Silver Rush Ghost Town Calico
2005  
Soil San Joaquin
1997  
Sport Surfing
2018  
Tall ship Californian
2003  
Tartan California State Tartan
2001  
Theater Pasadena Playhouse
1937  
Tree Coast redwood & giant sequoia
Sequoiadendron giganteum & Sequoia sempervirens
1937  
Vegetable Artichoke
Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
2013[4]  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
2014

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ California Government Code, §§ 420-429.8
  2. ^ "Gov. Brown signs bills legalizing Bitcoins use, other legislation". Los Angeles Times. June 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Stuff jeans are made of honored by California Legislature". Sacramento Bee. September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "California State Foods Named By Gavin Newsom". Huffington Post. April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "State Symbols". State History. California Stale Library. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  6. ^ "California Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5". legainfo.ca.gov. 1993.
  7. ^ "California State Prehistoric Artifact: Chipped Stone Bear". parks.ca.gov/.

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