California State Symbols, Songs, and Emblems
|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
|Animal||California grizzly bear ( Ursus californicus )||1953|
|Bird||California valley quail (Lophortyx californica)||1931|
|Colors||Blue and gold||1951|
|Dance||West coast swing dance||1988|
Here’s every official state bird in the US, including our nation’s capital. Alabama: Yellowhammer (aka Northern Flicker ) Alaska: Willow Ptarmigan . Arizona: Cactus Wren . Arkansas: Mockingbird. California: California Quail . Colorado: Lark Bunting . Connecticut: American Robin . Delaware: Blue Hen Chicken.
: a bird selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.
Unfortunately, California’s coastline topography makes it more expensive to build here than most other places. Also, there’s the ocean. Construction labor and the cost of the raw materials have been rising over the last five years, and are higher in California than other parts of the country.
Taking a cue from the Sonoma revolt in 1846, the state again decided to make the California Grizzly the flag’s focal point. Only this time they wanted a bear that actually looked like a bear . Illustrators used the recently deceased Monarch as the model for the bear on our state flag .
California . The Golden State unconventionally declared four different nuts as its official state food , but almonds are the obvious choice. The state produces 80 percent of the world’s crops!
California is popular because of its people, its climate and its foods. California has a large immigrant population which means that most Californians are very accepting of foreign people and are very accepting of people with different mindsets, lifestyles and cultures.
Two states chose a chicken as their state bird—the Blue Hen Chicken in Delaware , and the Rhode Island Red in…you guessed it, Rhode Island!
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