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April 22. 2011 1:44PM

New Hampshire State Symbols

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

Ladybug

Adopted 1977

Ladybug

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

Beryl

Adopted 1985

Beryl

State Rock

Granite

Adopted 1985

Granite

State Wildflower

Pink Ladyslipper

Adopted 1991

Pink Ladyslipper

Photo courtesy of PLANTS
USDA, NRCS

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

Skiing

State Song

Adopted 1949

Old New Hampshire

Words by Dr. John F. Holmes

and music by Maurice Hoffmann


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