List of Nebraska state symbols

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The following is a list of official symbols of the U.S. state of Nebraska, listed in the order adopted by the Nebraska Legislature:

State symbols[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Motto Equality Before the Law 1867
Seal The Seal of Nebraska 1867 Nebraska State Seal
Flower Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)[1] 1895 Goldenrod
Poet laureate John Neihardt 1921
Flag A blue background with the seal of Nebraska superimposed on the center. 1925 Nebraska flag
Bird Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 1929 Western meadowlark
Nickname Cornhusker State 1945
Symbol A covered wagon pulled by a pair of oxen. 1963 The official symbol and slogan for the State of Nebraska.
Slogan "Welcome to NEBRASKAland where the West begins" 1963 The official symbol and slogan for the State of Nebraska.
Fossil Mammoth 1967 Mammoth
Gemstone Blue agate 1967 Blue agate
Rock Prairie agate 1967
Song "Beautiful Nebraska" 1967
Grass Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Otherwise known as “The Gunch”

1969 Little bluestem
Tree Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 1972 Eastern cottonwood
Insect Honeybee (Apis mellifera) 1975 Western honey bee
Soil Holdrege series 1979
Mammal White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 1981 White-tailed deer
Poet laureate William Kloefkorn 1982
Fish Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) 1997-09-13 Channel catfish
State American folk dance Square dance 1997-09-19
Ballad "A Place Like Nebraska" 1997-10-09
Baseball capital St. Paul (historic)
Village of lights Cody 1997-12-11
River Platte River 1998-02-26
Soft drink Kool-Aid 1998-05-21
Beverage Milk 1998-09-10 Milk

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  1. ^ Species is defined as S. serotina, which is a synonym of S. gigantea.

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