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List of Pennsylvania state symbols

The U.S. state of Pennsylvania has 21 official emblems, as designated by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor of Pennsylvania.

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State symbolsEdit

Type Symbol Description Adopted Image Notes
Aircraft Piper J-3 Cub June 26, 2014   [1]
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
October 2, 1959   [2]
[3]
Beautification and conservation plant Penngift crownvetch
(Coronilla varia L. Penngift)
June 17, 1982 [4]
[5]
Beverage Milk April 29, 1982   [4]
[6]
Coat of arms Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania 1778   [2]
Dog Great Dane August 15, 1965   [2]
[7]
Electric locomotive GG1 4859 December 18, 1987   [4]
[8]
Firearm Pennsylvania long rifle June 26, 2014   [1]
Fish Brook trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
May 9, 1970   [2]
[9]
Flag Flag of Pennsylvania 1799   [2]
[10]
Flower Mountain laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
May 5, 1933   [2]
[11]
Fossil Phacops rana December 5, 1988   [4]
[12]
Game bird Ruffed Grouse
(Bonasa umbellus)
June 22, 1931   [2]
[13]
Insect Pennsylvania firefly
(Photuris pennsylvanica)
December 5, 1988   [2]
[14]
Motto "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence" 1778   [15]
Nickname "Keystone State" c. 1800   [15]
Seal Seal of Pennsylvania 1791   [15]
Ship US Brig Niagara April 29, 1988   [4]
[16]
Song "Pennsylvania" November 29, 1990 [17]
[18]
Steam locomotive K4s 1361 and K4s 3750 December 18, 1987   [4]
[19]
Tree Eastern hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis linnaeus)
June 23, 1931   [4]
[20]

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