Location of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States of America

The U.S. state of Pennsylvania has 21 official emblems, as designated by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor of Pennsylvania.

State symbols

Type Symbol Description Adopted Image Notes
Aircraft Piper J-3 Cub June 26, 2014
Piper J-3 Cub
[1]
Amphibian Eastern hellbender
(Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)
April 23, 2019
Eastern hellbender
[2]
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
October 2, 1959
White-tailed deer
[3]
[4]
Beautification and conservation plant Penngift crownvetch
(Coronilla varia L. Penngift)
June 17, 1982 [5]
[6]
Beverage Milk April 29, 1982
Milk
[5]
[7]
Coat of arms Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania 1778
Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania
[3]
Dog Great Dane August 15, 1965
Great Dane
[3]
[8]
Electric locomotive GG1 4859 December 18, 1987
GG1 4859
[5]
[9]
Firearm Pennsylvania long rifle June 26, 2014
Pennsylvania long rifle
[1]
Fish Brook trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
May 9, 1970
Brook trout
[3]
[10]
Flag Flag of Pennsylvania 1799
Flag of Pennsylvania
[3]
[11]
Flower Mountain laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
May 5, 1933
Mountain Laurel
[3]
[12]
Fossil Phacops rana December 5, 1988
Phacops rana
[5]
[13]
Game bird Ruffed Grouse
(Bonasa umbellus)
June 22, 1931
Ruffed Grouse
[3]
[14]
Insect Pennsylvania firefly
(Photuris pennsylvanica)
December 5, 1988
Pennsylvania Firefly
[3]
[15]
Motto "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence" 1778
Pennsylvania state quarter
[16]
Nickname "Keystone State" c. 1800
Keystone
[16]
Seal Seal of Pennsylvania 1791
Seal of Pennsylvania
[16]
Ship US Brig Niagara April 29, 1988
USS Niagara
[5]
[17]
Song "Pennsylvania" November 29, 1990 [18]
[19]
Steam locomotive K4s 1361 and K4s 3750 December 18, 1987
K4s 3750
[5]
[20]
Theatre Walnut Street Theatre June 8, 1999
Walnut Street Theatre from east
[21]
Tree Eastern hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis linnaeus)
June 23, 1931
Eastern hemlock
[5]
[22]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Act of Jun. 26, 2014, P.L. 783, No. 73
  2. ^ Act of Apr. 23, 2019, P.L. 24, No. 3
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-5.
  4. ^ Act of Oct. 2, 1959, P.L. 1005, No. 416.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-6.
  6. ^ Act of Jun. 17, 1982, P.L. 526, No. 150.
  7. ^ Act of Apr. 29, 1982, P.L. 354, No. 98.
  8. ^ Act of Aug. 17, 1965, P.L. 331, No. 178.
  9. ^ Act of Dec. 18, 1987, P.L. 421, No. 89.
  10. ^ Act of Mar. 9, 1970, P.L. 161, No. 61.
  11. ^ Act of Jun. 13, 1907, P.L. 560, No. 373.
  12. ^ Act of May 5, 1933, P.L. 457
  13. ^ Act of Dec. 5, 1988, P.L. 1113, No. 138.
  14. ^ Act of Jun. 22, 1931, P.L. 662, No. 234.
  15. ^ Act of Apr. 10, 1974, P.L. 247, No. 59.
  16. ^ a b c Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-4.
  17. ^ 37 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 705.
  18. ^ Pennsylvania Manual 2013, p. 1-7.
  19. ^ Act of Nov. 29, 1990, P.L. 598, No. 150
  20. ^ Act of Dec. 18, 1987, P.L. 421, No. 89.
  21. ^ "Bill Information - House Resolution 197; Regular Session 1999-2000".
  22. ^ Act of Jun. 22, 1931, P.L. 661, No. 233.

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