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Indiana State Symbols

Welcome to Indiana! (Continued below)

Nicknames & Slogans
Nicknames The Hoosier State
Symbols of State
Motto The Crossroads of America 1937
Song On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away 1913
EcoSymbols
Flower peony (Paeonia) 1957
(former) zinnia (Zinnia) 1931
(former) tulip tree blossom (Liriodendron tulipifera) 1923
(former) carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) 1913
Tree tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 1931
Bird cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1933
Mammal [none]
Fish [none]
Insect Say’s firefly (Pyractomena angulata) 2018
Rock limestone 1971
Fossil † American mastodon (Mammut americanum) 2022
Soil Miami (unofficial) Unofficial
River Wabash River 1996
Cultural Symbols
Pie sugar cream pie 2009
Beverage water 2007
Sagamore of the Wabash Award Sagamore of the Wabash Award
Poem Indiana 1963
Language American Sign Language 1995
Language English Redundant Symbol 1984
Rifle Grouseland rifle 2012
Aircraft Republic Aviation P-47 Thunderbolt 2015

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