New Hampshire has been referred to as the "Switzerland of America"for its beautiful mountain scenery. Students in New Hampshire can take advantage of all 4 seasons and the outdoor activities associated with them, including boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, skiing, and snowball fighting.
New Hampshire is one of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788), New Hampshire was named after the English county of Hampshire. New Hampshire is called the "Granite State" because of its numerous granite quarries; the nickname may also reflect the state's attachment to tradition and its history of a frugal government. There are no general sales or individual income taxes, which fits with the state motto of "Live free or die." A relatively small state, New Hampshire plays a major role every four years in the presidential election, as it holds the first primary election. New Hampshire's state bird is the purple finch and its capital is Concord.
New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire state facts such as New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire, 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.
New Hampshire State Symbols, Emblems, & Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
(Lycaeides melissa, subspecies samuelis)
(Canis lupus familiaris)
|Freshwater Fish||Brook Trout
|Honorary Songs||"New Hampshire, My New Hampshire"
"New Hampshire Hills"
"Live Free or Die," composed by Barry Palmer
(Be3Al2Si6O18 - Beryllium Aluminum Silicate)
|Motto||"Live Free or Die"|
|New Hampshire Native||New Hampshire Native|
|Quarter||New Hampshire State Quarter|
|Saltwater Game Fish
|Song||"Old New Hampshire"|
(Lynx rufus) - June 11, 2015
|Wildflower||Pink Lady's Slipper