List of Colorado state symbols


List of Colorado state symbols
Location of the state of Colorado in the United States of America

The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Colorado.

Contents

State insignia

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Flag Flag of the State of Colorado Flag of Colorado.svg 1911
CRS 24-80-904
Motto Nil sine numine
Latin: Nothing without providence[1]
Nil sine numine 1861
CRS 24-80-901
Nickname Centennial State The Centennial State 1876
Seal Great Seal of the State of Colorado Seal of Colorado.svg 1861
Modified 1877[2]
CRS 24-80-901
Slogan Colorful Colorado

unofficial

Living symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Bird Lark Bunting
Calamospiza melanocorys
LarkBunting23.jpg 1931
CRS 24-80-910
Fish Greenback Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki stomias
Greenbackcutthroat.jpg 1994
CRS 24-80-911.5
Flower Rocky Mountain Columbine[1]
Aquilegia caerulea
Columbine flower.JPG 1899
CRS 24-80-905
Grass Blue Grama Grass
Bouteloua gracilis
Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis MN 2007.JPG 1987
SJR 87-13
Insect Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
Hypaurotis crysalus
1996
CRS 24-80-913
Mammal Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Ovis canadensis canadensis
Bighorn ram full curl.jpg 1961
CRS 24-80-911
Reptile Western Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta bellii
Painted turtle.jpg 2007
HB 08-1017
Tree Colorado Blue Spruce[1]
Picea pungens
Picea pungens tree.jpg 1939
HJR 39-07

Earth symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Fossil Stegosaurus[1] Stegosaurus BW.jpg 1982
Executive Order
Gemstone Aquamarine Aquamarin cut.jpg 1971
CRS 24-80-912
Mineral Rhodochrosite The Searchlight Rhodochrosite Crystal.jpg 2002
CRS 24-80-912.5
Rock Yule Marble[1] Lincoln-Memorial WashingtonDC Crop.jpg 2004
CRS 24-80-912.7
Soil Seitz Seitz unofficial

Cultural symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Folk dance Square Dance[1] Square Dance Group.jpg 1992
CRS 24-80-909.5
Songs[1] Where the Columbines Grow
and Rocky Mountain High
 
1915
2007
CRS 24-80-909
Tartan Colorado State Tartan Colorado-tartan.png 1997-03-03
HJR 97-1016[3]

United States coin

Type Symbol Image Coined
Quarter dollar Colorado Quarter 2006 Colorado quarter, reverse side, 2006.jpg 2006

See also

References

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