The 50 U.S. states are represented by hundreds of officially designated symbols, along with countless unofficial symbols. (continued below)
In fact, the sheer number of symbols makes it difficult to organize, study, and understand them. I was the first to develop a state symbols classification scheme, beginning with three broad categories: symbols of state, ecosymbols (plants, animals, and minerals), and cultural symbols.
I was also the first to undertake the task of grading each state’s symbols rosters. (The results weren’t pretty.)
I’m the author of a four-book series focusing on state symbols that is light years ahead of the stuffy references that have been gathering dust in libraries across America for decades.
This website offers brief descriptions of the state symbols, along with additional resources that should make it a good resource for students writing school reports. If you have a greater than average interest in state symbols, I suggest you continue your journey with My State Symbols Book.
Geobop’s State Symbols is a huge reference—a virtual dinosaur. Tentatively priced at $100, I do not recommend it for anyone other than reference librarians, students of Americana, and hard core state symbols fanatics.