A look at SC's other official symbols

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Monday, May 19, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Columbian mammoth is South Carolina's official state fossil, joining a list of 50 other state symbols. The following includes when the Legislature made the designations:

--Songs: "Carolina," 1911; "South Carolina on My Mind," 1984

--Flower: Yellow Jessamine, 1924

--Tree: Palmetto, 1939

--Bird: Carolina Wren, 1948

--Stone: Blue granite, 1969

--Gem stone: Amethyst, 1969

--Animal: Whitetail deer, 1972

--Fish: Striped bass, 1972

--Wild game bird: Wild turkey, 1976

--Dance: Shag, 1984

--Fruit: Peach, 1984

--Shell: Lettered olive, 1984

--Beverage: Milk, 1984

--Dog: Boykin Spaniel, 1985

--Reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle, 1988

--Insect: Carolina Mantid (praying mantis), 1988

--Botanical garden: Botanical Garden at Clemson University, 1992

--Butterfly: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1994

--American folk dance: Square dance, 1994

--Hospitality beverage: Tea, 1995

--Railroad museum: Railroad Museum in Fairfield County, 1997

--Music: Spiritual, 1999

--Amphibian: Spotted salamander, 1999

--Folk arts and crafts center: South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, 2000

--Spider: Wolf spider, 2000

--Tapestry: "From the Mountains to the Sea" tapestry, 2000

--Waltz: Richardson Waltz, 2000

--Rural drama theater: Abbeville Opera House, 2001

--Military academy: Camden Military Academy, 2001

--Popular music: Beach music, 2001

--Opera: Porgy and Bess, 2001

--Grass: Indian grass, 2001

--Hall of fame: South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach, 2001

--Tartan: Carolina tartan, 2002

--Wildflower: Goldenrod, 2003

--Tobacco museum: South Carolina Tobacco Museum in Mullins, 2004

--Lowcountry handcraft: Sweetgrass basket, 2006

--Snack: Boiled peanuts, 2006

--Color: Indigo, 2008

--Home of the beach music hall of fame: Coastal Carolina University, 2009

--Duck: Wood duck, 2009

--Marine mammal: Bottlenose dolphin, 2009

--Migratory marine mammal: Northern right whale, 2009

--Heritage horse: Marsh tacky, 2010

--Heritage work horse: Mule, 2010

--Vegetable: Collard greens, 2011

--Pecan festival: South Carolina Pecan Festival in Florence, 2011

--Emblem of service and sacrifice: Honor and Remember Flag, 2012

--Poet Laureate: Marjory Wentworth(asterisk)

Source: South Carolina Legislative Manual

(asterisk)The manual doesn't specify a year

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