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Florida is known as the "Sunshine State,"Florida offers attractive beaches on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, there are swamps, lakes, and a variety of wildlife - ideal for students seeking a tropical climate, natural wetlands, and coastal attractions. Florida is also home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and many other theme parks.
Florida is known for its balmy, sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Ponce de Leon, in search of the elusive fountain of youth, was the first European to explore Florida. St. Augustine, founded by the Spanish in 1565, is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Statehood for Florida came in 1845. Florida's state fruit is the orange (Citrus sinensis), which is especially fitting because oranges are a main export of the Florida. Because of Florida's shape and location, a long peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida attracts millions of visitors each year to its many seaside resort areas. Florida capital is Tallahassee.
Florida State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Florida state facts such as Florida state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Florida, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Florida State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Air Fair||Central Florida Air Fair
No longer in operation.
(Felis concolor coryi)
|Anthem||Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky)|
|Band||The St. Johns River City Band|
|Citrus Archive||The Florida Citrus Archives|
|Festival||Calle Ocho Open House|
|Fiddle Contest||Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center|
|Freshwater Fish||Largemouth Bass
(Micropterus salmoides floridanus)
|Sports Hall of Fame||The Florida Sports Hall of Fame Lake City, Columbia County|
|Horse||Florida Cracker Horse|
|Litter Control Symbol||Keep Florida Beautiful, Incorporated|
|Motto||In God We Trust|
|Moving Image Center and Archive||The Louis Wolfson II Media History Center, Inc.|
|Opera Program||The Greater Miami Opera Association;
the Orlando Opera Company, Incorporated; and
the Florida State University School of Music
|Pageant||Indian River, Brevard County|
|Pie||Key lime pie|
|Play||"Cross and Sword," by Paul Green
|Quarter||Florida State Quarter|
|Railroad Museums||The Orange Blossom Special Railroad Museum, West Palm Beach;
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., and Gold Coast Railroad, Inc.;
The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., Tampa.
|Renaissance Festival||Italian Renaissance Festival,
Vizcaya presented by Renaissance Historical Society of Florida, Inc.
|Rodeo||Silver Spurs Rodeo (Osceola County)|
|Salt Water Fish||Atlantic Sailfish
|Salt Water Mammal||Porpoise
|Salt Water Reptile||Loggerhead turtle
|Soil||Myakka Fine Sand
(hyperthermic Aeric Haplaquods)
|Song||"The Old Folks at Home"
By Stephen C. Foster
|Song (Retired)||"Florida, My Florida"
House Concurrent Resolution No. 22 in 1935,
S. P. Robineau of Miami successfully entered "The Old Folks at Home" as the official state song,
replacing "Florida, My Florida,"
|Sports Hall of Fame||The Florida Sports Hall of Fame|
||The Florida Museum of Transportation and History|
(Sabal Palmetto Palm)
by Lawrence Hurwit and Isreal Abrams