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Connecticut

Welcome to Connecticut! (Continued below)

Nicknames & Slogans
Nicknames Constitution State, Nutmeg State 1959
Symbols of State
Motto Qui Transtulit Sustinet
Song Yankee Doodle 1978
EcoSymbols
Flower mountain laurel (Kalmia-latifolia) 1907
Children’s Flower Michaela Petit’s four-o’clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) 2015
Tree The Charter Oak (Quercus alba) 1947
Bird robin (Turdus migratorius) 1943
Animal sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) 1975
Fish American shad (Alosa sapidissima) 2003
Insect European mantis (Mantis religiosa) 1977
Shellfish eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) 1989
Mineral almandine garnet 1977
Fossil † dinosaur track 1991
Dinosaur † Dilophosaurus 2019
Soil Windsor (unofficial) Unofficial
Cultural Symbols
Tartan 1995
Hero Nathan Hale 1985
Heroine Prudence Crandall 1995
Flagship The Freedom Schooner Amistad 2003
Pioneering Aircraft Gustave Whitehead’s No. 21 2019
Folk Dance square dance Redundant Symbol 1995
Song (second) “Beautiful Connecticut Waltz,” composed by Joseph Leggo of Newington 2013
Polka “Ballroom Polka,” written and composed by Ray Henry Mocarski 2013
Cantata Nutmeg 2003
Troubadour Dr. Dennis G. Waring
Composer Charles Ives 1991
Ship USS Nautilus (SSN-571) 1983
Aircraft Corsair F4U 2005

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