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South Dakota State Symbols

Welcome to South Dakota! (Continued below)

Nicknames & Slogans
Nicknames The Mount Rushmore State, Sunshine State, Coyote State, Blizzard State, Artesian State 1980
Slogan Great Faces, Great Places, 1990
Symbols of State
Motto Under God the People Rule 1885
Song Hail, South Dakota 1943
EcoSymbols
Flower American pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens) 1903
Tree Black Hills spruce (Picea glauca) 1947
Grass western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii) 1970
Bird ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchichus) 1943
Animal coyote (Canis latrans) 1949
Fish walleye (Sander vitreus) 1982
Insect honeybee (Apis mellifera) Redundant Symbol 1978
Mineral Stone rose quartz 1966
Gemstone Fairburn agate 1966
Jewelry Black Hills gold 1988
Fossil † Triceratops (Triceratops) 1988
Soil Houdek 1990
Cultural Symbols
Bread fry bread 2005
Dessert Kuchen (Recipes) 2000
Nosh Chislic 2018
Drink milk, lac vacuum Redundant Symbol 1986
Sport rodeo 2003
Fishing Museum The Museum of Wildlife, Science and Industry located in the city of Webster 2004
Mining Museum Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead 2014
Hall of Fame The South Dakota Hall of Fame — Chamberlain 1996
Musical Instrument fiddle 1989
Common Language English Redundant Symbol 1995
Flag Pledge 1987

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