State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide

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Copyright Acknowledgments

The authors and the publisher gratefully acknowledge permission to use the following copyrighted materials:

Georgia flag and seal designs courtesy of the Office of the Secretary of State of Georgia; Indiana state seal reproduced with permission of the Indiana State Archives, Commission on Public Records; Kentucky state flag and seal reproduced with permission from the Kentucky Secretary of State; Michigan flag and seal designs courtesy of the Michigan Department of State; permission for use of Pennsylvania flag and seal designs provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services; approval of the use of Mississippi flag and seal illustrations granted by the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office; New Jersey flag and seal designs courtesy of New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism; North Dakota flag and seal designs courtesy of North Dakota Secretary of State; New Mexico flag and seal designs courtesy of the New Mexico Department of Tourism; West Virginia seal and flag designs courtesy of the Secretary of State of West Virginia; permission for the use of the New York flag and seal granted by Gail S. Shaffer, Secretary of State; use of the Vermont seal was granted by the Vermont Office of the Secretary of State; permission for use of Nebraska state seal was granted by Allen J. Beermann, Secretary of State, Nebraska; permission for use of Montana state flag granted by Travel Montana; permission for use of the Alaska flag granted by Alaska Division of Tourism; permission for use of Delaware state seal and flag granted by Delaware Secretary of State--these may not be reproduced without permission from the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (see Delaware Code, Title 29, Chapter 23, section 2306). Use of the Hawaii flag and seal authorized by Lieutenant Governor Benjamin Cayetano. Use of the Hawaii seal is governed by section 5-6 of Hawaii Revised Statutes, which states: "Whoever uses any representation of the great seal or the coat of arms of the State in any manner likely to give the impression of official State approval shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The preceding sentence shall not be construed to apply to the use of the

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • 1 - State and Territory Names and Nicknames 1
  • Notes 19
  • 2 - State and Territory Mottoes 23
  • Notes 35
  • 3 - State and Territory Seals 39
  • Notes 71
  • 4 - State and Territory Flags 73
  • 5 - State and Territory Capitols 103
  • Notes 125
  • 6 - State and Territory Flowers 129
  • Notes 141
  • 7 - State and Territory Trees 145
  • Notes 164
  • 8 - State and Territory Birds 167
  • Notes 194
  • 9 - State and Territory Songs 197
  • Notes 207
  • 10 - State and Territory Legal Holidays and Observances 209
  • Notes 264
  • 11 - State and Territory License Plates 269
  • Notes 290
  • 12 - State and Territory Postage Stamps 295
  • 13 - Miscellaneous Official State and Territory Designations 309
  • Notes 327
  • 14 - State and Territory Fairs and Festivals 331
  • Notes 385
  • Selected Bibliography of State and Territory Histories 389
  • Index 413
  • About the Authors 438
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