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New York State Symbols

New York State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

New York Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Known as the “Empire State,” New York offers students outstanding opportunities to experience a world-class city, scenic coastlines, rural landscapes, and more than 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. Students in New York can visit Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty, Baseball Hall of Fame, and New York City’s Wall Street, Times Square, and the Broadway Theatre District.

The Dutch West India Company established the first settlement at Fort Orange near present day Albany in 1624 and another in New Amsterdam on the site of present day Manhanttan a year later. After the English took over in the 1660s, the colony was renamed New York, after the Duke of York. New York was one of the original 13 states to join the Union (it entered in 1788). The state includes everything from skyscrapers in Manhattan to rivers, mountains, and lakes in upstate New York. Today, New York has the third largest population (after California and Texas), and remains the financial center of the country. The state shell is the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) , and the capital is Albany.

New York 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 York state facts such as New York 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 York, 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 York State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

State Symbols
Symbol Name - (Species)
Animal Beaver (Castor canadensis) 1975
Arms Arms of New York State 1778
Beverage Milk 1981
Bird Bluebird 1970
Bush Lilac bush (Syringa vulgaris) 2006
Freshwater Fish Brook or Speckled Trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
Flag State Flag 1901
Flower Rose 1955
Fossil Sea Scorpion (Eurypterus remipes) 1984
Fruit Apple (Genus Malus) 1976
Gem Garnet 1969
Insect Ladybug (Coccinella novemnotata) 1989
Motto Excelsior (Higher) 1778
Muffin Apple Muffin 1987
Nicknames Empire State NA
Quarter New York State Quarter Jan 2,
Reptile Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) 1979
Saltwater Fish Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) 2006
Seal Great Seal (Ever Upward) 1882
Shell Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians) 1988
Slogan "I Love New York" 2009
Song "I Love New York" (Unofficial) NA
Tree Sugar Maple(Acer Saccharum M.) 1956
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