List of South Dakota state symbols

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This is a list of the official state symbols of the U.S. State of South Dakota.[1][2]

Insignia[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Flag Flag of the State of South Dakota 1992 South Dakota flag
Seal Great Seal of the State of South Dakota 1885 South Dakota State Seal
Motto Under God, the people rule
Nickname The Mount Rushmore State Mount Rushmore.jpg
Slogan Great Faces. Great Places. 1990 Welcome to south dakota.jpg

Species[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Bird Ring-necked Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
1943[3] Phasianus colchicus 2 tom (Lukasz Lukasik).jpg
Flower American Pasque flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris
1903[3] Pulsatilla vulgaris-700px.jpg
Tree Black Hills Spruce
Picea glauca var. densata
1947[3] Picea glauca.jpg
Animal Coyote
Canis latrans
1949[3] Canis latrans.jpg
Fish Walleye
Sander vitreus vitreus
1982[3] Walleye painting.jpg
Insect Western honey bee
Apis mellifera
1978 Honeybee landing on milkthistle02.jpg
Grass Western Wheat Grass 1970[3] Pascopyrum smithii NRCS-2o.jpg
Fossil Triceratops 1988[3] Triceratops side view.jpg

Geology[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Mineral: Rose quartz 1966[3] QuartzoroseoEZ.jpeg
Gemstone Fairburn agate 1966[3]
Soil Houdek loam 1990 Houdek soil.jpg

Culture[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Drink Milk 1986[3] Milk glass.jpg
Sport Rodeo 2003[3] Deadwood rodeo 1.jpg
Dessert Kuchen 2000[3]
Song Hail, South Dakota! 1943
Bread Fry bread 2005[3] Frybread.jpg
Jewelry Black Hills gold 1988[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Signs and Symbols of South Dakota". State of South Dakota. Retrieved 2008-03-05. [dead link]
  2. ^ S.D. Codified Laws, Chapter 1-6.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "South Dakota State symbols and emblems". Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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