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

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Yellow breast, 194
Yellow cedar, 141
Yellow cottonwood, 152
Yellow cypress, 152
Yellow daisy, 134
Yellow elder, 141
Yellow fir, 159
Yellow jessamine, 138
Yellow pine, 155
Yellow poplar, 151
Yellow spruce, 146
Yellowhammer, 168
Yellowhammer State ( Alabama), 2
Yellow-shafted woodpecker, 168
Yellow-top, 134
"You Are My Sunshine" (song), 200
Young, Ammi B., 120
Youngest State ( Hawaii), 5
Yucca flower, 137
Zanesville, Ohio, 117
Zerene eurydice, 311
Zia, 115, 281
Zinnia, 133
Zizania aquatica, 317

About the Authors

BENJAMIN F. SHEARER is Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania. He is co-author of the first edition of State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide ( Greenwood Press, 1987). His earlier books include Communications Technologies and Their Social Impact (compiled with Marilyn Huxford , Greenwood Press, 1984), Periodical Literature on United States Cities: A Bibliography and Subject Guide (compiled with Barbara S. Shearer , Greenwood Press, 1983), and Finding the Source: A Thesaurus- Index to the Reference Collection (compiled with Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 1981).

BARBARA S. SHEARER is Associate Director for Public Services at Thomas Jefferson University Library. She is co-author of the first edition of State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide ( Greenwood Press, 1987).

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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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