Minnesota State Symbols Quiz 1. What is the State Flower? 2. What is the State Tree? 3. What is the State Fish? 4. What is the State Muffin? 5. What is the State Gemstone? 6. What is the State Bird? 7. What is the State Grain? 8. What 9. What 10.What is is is the the the State State State Mushroom? Drink? Butterfly? M i n n e s ot a Boundary Waters Adventure Maze! Fun & Games Help the canoer find his way back to his camp site. To learn more about our state symbols and for more fun and for Kids! games come visit me, Skeeter, on the Secretary of State web site at www.sos.state.mn.us /Kids/index.html. Contact Us Phone: 651-201-1324 Toll Free: 1-877-600-8683 180 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55155-1299 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.sos.state.mn.us This document is available in alternative for- P u blished by the Of fice of mats to individuals with disabilities by calling M i n n e s o t a S e c r e t a r y o f S t at e 651-215-1440 or through the Minnesota Relay M a r k R i t ch i e Service at 1-800-627-3529 w w w. s o s . s t a t e . m n . u s Minnesota Symbols State Tree State Fish The Norway pine, also called the red The walleye, a pine because of its reddish brown favorite fishing State Bird bark, stands 60 to 100 feet tall, with catch, inhabits The common loon is one of a trunk three to five feet in waters in all the earth's oldest living bird circumference. Its needles are four parts of the species. Its name comes to six inches long and grow in pairs. state, but mainly from a Norwegian word that They are popular for Christmas trees the large, cool means "wild, sad cry." when small and for lumber when tall. lakes in northern Minnesota. Minnesota's record walleye weighed 17 pounds 8 ounces. State Flower State Flag The pink and white lady The Minnesota state flag slipper is one of Minnesota's is royal blue, with a gold rarest wildflowers. Thriving in fringe. In the center of swamps, bogs, and damp woods, the flag is the state seal. they grow slowly, taking 4 to 16 Around the state seal is a years to produce their first State Grain wreath of the state flower. Wild rice grows naturally in the flower, the lady slipper. shallow waters of lakes in Three dates are woven central and northern into the wreath: 1858, the Minnesota. For many years, all year Minnesota became a state; 1819, the year Fort the wild rice produced in the Snelling was established; and 1893, the year the official State Seal world came from Minnesota. It flag was adopted. Nineteen stars ring the wreath. The official seal shows a is harvested from lakes in the barefoot farmer plowing a field. traditional Native American The farmer's axe, gun, and way, from canoes. powderhorn rest on a nearby State Photograph stump, as he looks at an Native The photograph "Grace," American riding a horse. depicting an elderly man Minnesota's state motto "L'Etoile bowing his head and giving du Nord," French for "star of the State Drink thanks, was taken in Bovey, north," also appears on the seal. & Muffin Minnesota, in 1918, by Eric The state drink is milk and Enstrom. A copy of the State Gemstone muffin is blueberry. photograph is on display in Minnesota ranks fifth in the secretary of state's Lake Superior Agate, dairy production among the office in Saint Paul. unusually beautiful quartz stones banded with rich red states. and orange colors derived State Fruit from iron ore in the soil, are The Honeycrisp™ apple found in northeastern and was adopted as the state north central Minnesota. They fruit in 2006. The apple are often polished to make State Butterfly was produced from a 1960 jewelry. The Monarch butterfly, cross of Macoun and also known as the Honeygold apples, as part milkweed butterfly, is one of the University of State Mushroom of the few that migrate Minnesota apple breeding Morels are tasty brown, north and south like birds program to develop a winter-hardy tree with high quality spongy-topped mushrooms that pop do for winter. fruit. Honeycrisp apples are about three inches in up in fields and forests in spring diameter. They have an exceptionally crisp and juicy time and are considered a rare texture. delicacy by mushroom hunters.
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