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Wisconsin State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Wisconsin have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Wisconsin State Seal

[Image of The Wisconsin State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Wisconsin State Flag

[Image of The Wisconsin State Flag]

Starting at the top of a shield on a dark blue field is the state motto "Forward". Below it is a badger the state animal.

A sailor and miner show that the people work on water and land. The shield in the center shows Wisconsin's support for the United States.

In four sections surrounding the shield are representations of the state’s main industries Agriculture, mining, manufacturing and navigation. The cornucopia and pile of lead represent farm products and minerals.

The flag law was amended in 1979 to include the name of the state and the date of statehood.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Animal: Badger
  • Bird: Robin
  • Domestic Animal: Dairy cow
  • Dog: American Water Wpaniel
  • Fish: Muskellunge
  • Flower: Wood Violet
  • Fossil: Trilobite
  • Fruit: Cranberry
  • Grain: Corn
  • Insect: Honey Bee
  • Mineral: Galena
  • Motto: Forward
  • Nickname: Badger State
  • Rock: Red Granite
  • Soil: Antigo Silt Loam
  • Song: On, Wisconsin!
  • Tree: Sugar Maple
  • Wildlife Animal: White-tailed Deer

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