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CA State Symbols

Last Updated: May 23rd, 2010 - 21:01:09


Symbols for California
By Nora Kirkeby
Sep 6, 2006, 18:06 PST

California Art and Theatre Symbols

  • California State Dance: West Coast Swing
  • California State Fife and Drum Band: The California Consolidated Drum Band
  • California State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • California State Poet Laureate
  • California State Theatre: Pasadena Playhouse
California Botanical and Garden Symbols
  • California State Flower: Golden Poppy
  • California State Soil: San Joaquin Series
  • California State Tree: California Redwood

California Geological and Archaeological Symbols
  • California State Fossil: Smilodon californicus
  • California State Gemstone: Benitoite
  • California State Mineral: Gold
  • California State Prehistoric Artifact: Chipped Stone Bear
  • California State Rock: Serpentine
California Legislative Symbols
  • California State Flag
  • California State Seal
  • California State Seal (Civil War)
  • California State Song: I Love You California

California Living Symbols (Animals and Fauna)
  • California State Animal: Grizzly Bear
  • California State Bird: California Quail
  • California State Butterfly: California Dogface
  • California State Fish: Golden Trout
  • California State Marine Fish: Garibaldi
  • California State Marine Mammal: Gray Whale
  • California State Reptile: Desert Tortoise
California Location Symbols
  • California State Gold Rush Ghost Town: Bodie

California Miscellaneous Symbols
  • California State Historical Society: California Historical Society
  • California State Tall Ship: Californian
  • California State Tartan

State Symbols

State Insignia
This extensive list of the California state insignia was based on information from the California Blue Book and the California State Archives. Here are direct links to a few of the more popular symbols:
State Bird
State Flower
State Tree
State Flag
State Seal
Source: California State Library

Department of Fish and Game Coloring Book and Cut-outs
Make a fish, color an alien, or do one of the other coloring activities available here.
Source: The Department of Fish and Game

Archive of Californian Symbols
This site has a few sentances on each of the state photos and thumbnail photos.
Source: The California State Library

Suggested Reading

California Facts and Symbols (McAuliffe,...
These easy-to-read books make report writing easy. A fast-fact section in each volume introduces students to basic information, including the state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, date and rank of statehood, natural resources, important farm products, and primary manufactured goods. The text covers major state symbols, such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. Click on the link above to buy this book at

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