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State insigniaEdit

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Flag Flag of the State of Colorado[1]   1911-06-05
SB 118-1911
1929-02-28
SB 152-1929
1964-03-31
Motto Nil sine numine[2]
(Latin: Nothing without providence)
 
NIL SINE NVMINE
 
1861-11-06
1876-11-06
CRS 24-80-901[3]
Nickname Centennial State[4]  
The Centennial State
 
Statehood[5]
1876-08-01
Seal Seal of the State of Colorado[6]   1861-11-06
1877-03-15
CRS 24-80-901[3]
Slogan Colorful Colorado[4]   1950
unofficial
Logo Logo of the State of Colorado 2019

Living symbolsEdit

Earth symbolsEdit

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Fossil Stegosaurus[18]
Stegosaurus armatus
  1982-04-28
Executive Order
Gemstone Aquamarine[19]   1971-04-30
HB 1104-1971
CRS 24-80-912[3]
Mineral Rhodochrosite[20]   2002-04-17
CRS 24-80-912.5[3]
Rock Yule Marble[21]   2004-03-09
HB04-1023
CRS 24-80-912.7[3]
Soil Seitz soil[22]   USDA

Cultural symbolsEdit

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Folk dance Square dance[23]   1992-03-16
HB 1058-1992
CRS 24-80-909.5[3]
Songs "Where the Columbines Grow"[24]   1915-05-08
SB 308-1915
CRS 24-80-909[3]
"Rocky Mountain High"[24]   2007-03-12
SJR07-023
CRS 24-80-909[3]
Sport Pack Burro Racing[25]   2012-05-08
HJR12-1021
Tartan Colorado State Tartan[26]   1997-03-03
HJR97-1016

Highway route markersEdit

Motor vehicle license platesEdit

Naval vesselEdit

Type Symbol Image Commissioned
Submarine USS Colorado (SSN-788)[29]   Commissioned
2017
United States Navy

United States coinEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Flag". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "State Motto". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Colorado Revised Statutes". Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "State Name and Nicknames". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. ^ President of the United States of America (1876-08-01). "Proclamation of the Admission of Colorado to the Union" (php). The American Presidency Project. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "State Seal". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "State Amphibian". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "State Bird". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "State Cactus". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "State Fish". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "State Flower". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "State Grass". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "State Insect". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "State Animal". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  15. ^ "State Pet". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  16. ^ "State Reptile". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  17. ^ "State Tree". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  18. ^ "State Fossil". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  19. ^ "State Gemstone". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  20. ^ "State Mineral". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  21. ^ "State Rock". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  22. ^ "Seitz -- Colorado State Soil". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  23. ^ "State Folk Dance". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  24. ^ a b "State Songs". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  25. ^ "State Sport". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  26. ^ "State Tartan". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  27. ^ a b c Malek, Matthew E. (November 30, 2014). "Colorado Highways: Route Markers Through the Years". Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  28. ^ "Regular License Plates". Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  29. ^ "USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning Committee". USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning Committee. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  30. ^ "The 50 State Quarters Program" (PDF). United States Mint. Retrieved September 17, 2015.

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