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Colorado State Symbols

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Colorado state flag Colorado state seal
Nicknames & Slogans
Nicknames Centennial State, Colorful Colorado  
Symbols of State
Motto Nil Sine Numine 1861
Song Where the Columbines Grow 1915
Flower columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) 1899
Tree Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens) 1939
Grass blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) 1987
Cactus Claret cup cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) 2014
Bird lark bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) 1931
Animal Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) 1961
Reptile western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) 2008
Amphibian western tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) 2012
Fish greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii somias) 1994
Insect Colorado hairstreak butterfly (Hypaurotis crysalus) 1996
Mineral rhodochrosite 2002
Gemstone aquamarine 1971
Rock Yule marble 2004
Fossil † Stegosaurus 1982
Soil Seitz (unofficial) Unofficial
Cultural Symbols
Tartan 1997
Pets rescue dogs and cats 2013
Summer Heritage Sport pack burro racing 2012
Winter Recreational Sports Snowboarding and Skiing 2008
Museum Air and Space Museum 1997
Folk Dance square dance Redundant Symbol 1992
Song Rocky Mountain High 2007
Language English Redundant Symbol 1988

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