Utah symbols Connor

The Mountain elk is the state animal

It became the state animal in 1971. The mountain elk also weighs over 700 pounds.

The beehive is the state emblem

It became state emblem in 1959. They are commonly found

The Segolily is the state flower

It became state flower in 1911. In 1840 and 1851 they started to eat this plant.

The cherry is the state fruit.

It became the state fruit in 1997. It is harvested 2 billion times each year.

The trout became is the state animal

Has very strong gills. Most commonly eaten.

Industry is the state motto.

Industry's meaning is work. The state motto was once unofficia

Utah This is the Place is the state song

It is a common song made in the pilgrims time. The 2003 Utah State Legislature voted to change the state song from "Utah, We Love Thee" to "Utah, This is the Place."

Topaz is the state gem

The Topaz became the State Gem in 1969. Until the 1950s, topaz was generally known as a yellow or golden gemstone.

The spanish sweet onion is the state fruit

The Spanish sweet onion was named the state vegetable in the 2002. Spanish sweet onions are similar to yellow onions, only larger and a bit sweeter.

The quaking aspen is the sate tree.

The quaking aspen became state tree in 2014. It can be found in all of Utah's 29 counties.

Utah flag.

The original Utah State Flag was adopted by the State Legislature in 1896 and revised in 1913. The date 1847 is the year the Mormons came to Utah. A bald eagle, the United States national bird, perches atop the shield and symbolizes protection in peace and war.

The Allosaurus was designated the State Fossil in 1988. It measured around 16.5 ft. in height and 39 ft. in length and its skull more than 3 ft. long; its jaws were lined with serrated, back-curved teeth and it weighed in at about 4 tons.

The California gull was selected as the state bird of Utah by an act of the legislature in 1955. The California gull is considered the state bird of Utah by common consent, probably in commemoration of the fact that these gulls saved the people of the State by eating up hordes of crickets which were destroying the crops in 1848.

Copper is the state mineral

Utah's State Mineral, copper, was enacted by the Utah State Legislature in 1994. It is used in electronics, plumbing, transportation, and in alloys.

Credits:

Created with images by Always Shooting - "Waving Flag" • NWCouncil - "Bull Elk" • whitlox - "honeycomb bees hexagons" • USFWS Mountain Prairie - "A Delicate Beauty" • ceiling - "Cherry" • paulbr75 - "saltwater sea trout trout" • mblouir - "Honest Penny"

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