How Something Becomes a State Symbol

Stegemann, Eileen
October 2007
New York State Conservationist;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p15
The article focuses on New York State symbols. The New York's state motto is Excelsior which means ever upward. Adopted in 1778, New York's state flag depicts the state coat of arms. New York's state gem, the garnet gets its name from the Latin word for pomegranate, malum granatum, because of the gem's resemblance to red pomegranate seeds.


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