New Hampshire state symbols

April 22. 2011 1:44PM
A young moose cow makes her way down Base Road in Bretton Woods in this spring 2015 photo. While the Granite State is known for moose, the official state animal is the white tail deer. (John Koziol/Union Leader Correspondent)
State Seal New Hampshire state seal
State Emblem New Hampshire state emblem
State Flag New Hampshire state flag
State Quarter State Quarter
State Bird
Purple finch
Adopted 1957
Purple Finch
State Tree
White birch
Adopted 1947
White Birch
State Insect
Adopted 1977
State Flower
Purple lilac
Adopted 1919
Purple Lilac
State Amphibian
Red-spotted newt
Adopted 1985
Red-spotted newt
State Animal
White tail deer
Adopted 1983
White tail deer
State Gemstone
Smokey quartz
Adopted 1985
Smokey quartz
State Mineral
Adopted 1985
State Rock
Adopted 1985
State Wildflower
Pink Ladyslipper
Adopted 1991
Pink Ladyslipper
Photo courtesy of PLANTS
State Butterfly
Karner Blue
Adopted 1992
Karner Blue
Photo by Ann B. Swengel/USFWS
State Freshwater Game Fish
Brook trout
Adopted 1994
Brook Trout
Courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
State Saltwater Game Fish
Striped bass
Adopted 1994
Striped Bass
Courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
State Tartan
Adopted 1995
State tartan.
The colors are listed with the number of threads used to create the tartan. The set for the New Hampshire Tartan is as follows: green 56, black 2, green 2, black 12, white 2, black 12, purple 2, black 2, purple 8, red 6, purple 28. The colors in the sett all have significance to the state. The purple represents the State's bird and flower, the purple finch and purple lilac; green represents the green of the forests; black represents our granite mountains; white represents the snow; and red represents all the state heroes.
State Sport
Adopted 1998
State Song
Adopted 1949
Old New Hampshire
Words by Dr. John F. Holmes
and music by Maurice Hoffmann

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