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Georgia Facts

Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia Facts

Georgia Facts

Georgia was the fourth state to be admitted to the union. Residents of the state are called “Georgians.”

Gainesville, Georgia is the Poultry Capital of the World. Did you know it’s illegal to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville? The ordinance was passed in 1961 and provides that “one must not use utensils of any kind when consuming fried chicken.”

“Georgia on My Mind,” written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, was designated the official state song in 1979. The tune is most often associated with singer, songwriter, musician, and composer Ray Charles, who was born in Albany, Georgia.

Famous people from Georgia include songwriter Johnny Mercer, Academy Award winning actress Joanne Woodward, and American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. is the only native Georgian to be chosen President of the United States. He was born in Plains on October 1, 1924. Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King, Jr. are the only native Georgians who’ve been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Atlanta, Georgia Postcard

Home to the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Atlanta is one of the American South’s most popular travel destinations. Originally planned as a railway junction, the city soon developed into a major economic and cultural hub. It is home to many internationally acclaimed businesses including Coca-Cola and CNN.

Georgia State Symbols

State Bird Brown Thrasher and State Flower Cherokee Rose

Georgia FactsGeorgia State Flower

Where is Georgia?

Can you find Georgia on the United States map? Hint: Georgia is bordered by Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and Florida. Southeast Georgia borders the Atlantic Ocean for 100 miles.

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Georgia State Motto
Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

Savannah, Georgia Postcard

The Hostess City of the South

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Forsyth Park is a large city park in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park is named for John Forsyth, who served as the 33rd Governor of Georgia from 1827 to 1829. At the center of the park lies the Confederate Memorial Statue, which commemorates those who gave their lives fighting for the Confederacy. Every St. Patricks Day the water of the opulent fountain at the north end of the park is dyed green as an homage to Savannah’s deep Irish heritage. Forsyth Park has something for everyone. There are walking paths, a café, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, tennis courts, basketball courts, and open play areas for kids and soccer players.

Georgia State Quarter

Many Georgia facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Ripe peach representing “The Peach State,” an outline of Georgia’s shape, “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation” state motto banner, sprigs from the official state tree, the Live Oak, year of statehood (1788), year coin was minted (1999), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: January 2, 1788
Rank: 4

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Georgia State Nickname
The Peach State

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Delaware Facts

Dover, Delaware

Delaware Facts

Delaware Facts

Delaware was named after the Delaware River, which derived its name from the first governor of Virginia, Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr. Residents of Delaware are known as “Delawareans.”

Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. That’s how Delaware derived its nickname, “The First State.”

Famous people from Delaware include actress Valerie Bertinelli, Olympic boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, actor Edward Ernest “Judge” Reinhold, Jr., and surgeon Henry Heimlich, who developed the life-saving Heimlich Maneuver.

Delaware State Capitol
411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901

Delaware Coat of Arms Postcard

Liberty and Independence

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Delaware FactsDelaware Coat of Arms Postcard

Delaware’s coat of arms was first adopted in 1777. The state motto “Liberty and Independence” was approved in 1847. Each symbol has a special meaning. The ship under full sail represents the ship building industry. Water represents the Delaware River, critical to coastal commerce and transportation. The farmer, wheat sheaf, and ear of corn represent farming and agricultural vitality. The ox signifies the importance of animal husbandry to Delaware’s economy. The Militiaman symbolizes the critical role of the citizen-soldier in the maintenance of American liberties.

Delaware State Symbols

State Bird Blue Hen Chicken and State Flower Peach Blossom
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Delaware FactsDelaware State Flower

Where is Delaware?

Can you find Delaware on the United States map? Hint: Delaware is bordered in the north by Pennsylvania and in the south and west by Maryland. New Jersey lies to the northeast of Delaware, across the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. Southern Delaware is home to 26 miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.

Delaware Facts

Delaware State Motto
Liberty and Independence

Delaware Map

The First State has Just Three Counties

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Delaware has just three counties, the fewest number of any state. Kent and Sussex counties have historically been agricultural, with soybeans and corn as the two most important crops. Farmers also grow barley, wheat, potatoes, and peas. Apples are the largest fruit crop in Delaware. New Castle County, located in the north, is more industrialized. Most of the state’s revenue is now generated through service industries, including finance, insurance, and real estate.

Delaware State Quarter

Many Delaware facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Historic horseback ride of Caesar Rodney, a delegate to the Continental Congress at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Delaware nickname “The First State,” year of statehood (1787), year coin was minted (1999), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: December 7, 1787
Rank: 1

Delaware State Flag

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Delaware State Nickname
The First State

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California Facts

Sacramento, California

California Facts

California Facts

California was the thirty-first state to be admitted to the union. Residents of the golden state are known as Californians.

With plenty of sunshine year round, California is home to the Raisin Capital of the World (Fresno), the Artichoke Capital of the World (Castroville), the Avocado Capital of the World (Fallbrook), and the Date Capital of the World (Coachella Valley).

At 14,491 feet, California’s Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. California’s Death Valley is the nation’s lowest point at 282 feet below sea level. If you’re thinking about a move to California, keep in mind that there are more than half a million detectable seismic tremors in the state every year!

California State Capitol
10th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA, 95814

San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge

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California FactsGolden Gate Bridge Postcard

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco, California. The suspension bridge’s striking international orange color was selected to complement the natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in the fog. The large steel structure links San Francisco to Marin County, carrying six lanes of traffic across the Golden Gate strait, a channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

California State Symbols

State Bird Valley Quail and State Flower Poppy
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Where is California?

Can you find California on the United States map? Hint: California is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. California’s 840-mile coastline borders the Pacific Ocean.

California Facts

California State Motto
Eureka (Greek)
I have found it

General Grant Tree

Kings Canyon National Park

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The General Grant Tree is the largest giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in California, located in the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. The General Grant Tree is the only living object to be declared a National Shrine. On March 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the tree as a memorial to our brave men and women who died in war.

California State Quarter

Many California facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Naturalist and author John Muir, “Half Dome” at Yosemite National Park, the majestic California Condor, year of statehood (1850), year coin was minted (2005), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: September 9, 1850
Rank: 31

Discovery of the Yosemite

by Lafayette Houghton Bunnell, M.D. (Published by Lynne Schroeder)

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California State Nickname
The Golden State

California State Flag

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Arkansas Facts

Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Facts

Arkansas Facts

Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to be admitted to the union, and was acquired by the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. An Arkansas resident is known as an Arkansan.

Sam Walton founded his Wal-Mart stores in Bentonville, Arkansas. Former President William Jefferson Clinton was born and raised in Hope, Arkansas. The legendary singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas.

Other famous people from Arkansas include author and poet Maya Angelou, lawyer and legal thriller author John Grisham, Academy Award winning screenwriter and actor Billy Bob Thornton, composer Scott Joplin, Academy Award winning actress Mary Steenburgen, General Douglas MacArthur, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Hot Springs National Park Travel Poster

Central Garland County, Arkansas
Adjacent to the City of Hot Springs

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For thousands of years, Native Americans enjoyed the healing properties of the thermal springs in the Ouachita Mountains. Hot Springs Reservation was created by an act of Congress in 1832. This marked the first time the federal government set aside a piece of land to preserve its use for recreation. Known today as Hot Springs National Park, it has the distinction of being the oldest park maintained by the National Park Service. The park includes portions of downtown Hot Springs, which has since developed into a successful spa town.

Arkansas State Symbols

State Bird Northern Mockingbird and State Flower Apple Blossom
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Arkansas State BirdArkansas State Flower

Where is Arkansas?

Can you find Arkansas on the United States map? Hint: Arkansas is bordered by Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Most of Arkansas’s eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River.

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Arkansas State Motto
Regnat populus (Latin)
The people rule

Bill Clinton: Forty-Second President

Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents
Written and Illustrated by Mike Venezia

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The 42nd President of the United States was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. Bill Clinton (he assumed his stepfather’s surname as a teen) was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978. At the ripe age of 32, he was the nation’s youngest governor and often called the “Boy Governor.” He served as Governor of Arkansas for five terms.

Arkansas State Quarter

Many Arkansas facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Rice stalks, a diamond, a mallard in flight over a lake, year of statehood (1836), year coin was minted (2003), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: June 15, 1836
Rank: 25

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Arkansas State Nickname
The Natural State

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Arizona Facts

Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Facts

Arizona Facts

Arizona was the forty-eighth state admitted to the union. Arizona residents are referred to as Arizonans or Arizonians.

Arizona’s most abundant mineral is copper. That’s why there’s a copper-colored star on the Arizona flag. The copper used on the roof of the Arizona Capitol building is enough to make 4,800,000 pennies!

Famous people from Arizona include award-winning recording artist Linda Ronstadt, I Dream of Jeannie actress Barbara Eden, musician Alice Cooper, 7th Heaven actress Catherine Hicks, labor leader Cesar Chavez, Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor grew up on a cattle ranch near Duncan, Arizona. Jazz musician and composer Charles Mingus was born at the U.S. Army Base in Nogales, Arizona.

Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Imagining Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die

by Kara L. McCormack

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Tombstone is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which took place on March 15, 1881. Thanks to preservation efforts, the spirit of the old west is alive and well more than a century later. Tombstone’s tourist attractions include three blocks of shaded boardwalks lined with gift shops, saloons, and restaurants. Actors in period costumes are seen casually strolling along Allen Street, and there are daily reenactments of the infamous gunfight. Visitors are also drawn to historical sites like the Bird Cage Theatre, Boot Hill Graveyard, and the world’s largest rosebush–planted in Tombstone in 1885.

Arizona State Symbols

State Bird Cactus Wren and State Flower Saguaro Cactus Blossom
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Where is Arizona?

Can you find Arizona on the United States map? Hint: Arizona is a landlocked state bordered by California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. To the south, Arizona borders the Mexican state of Sonora. Arizona is one of the “Four Corners” states, which includes Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Arizona touches Colorado, but these two states do not share a border.

Arizona Facts

Arizona State Motto
Ditat Deus (Latin)
God Enriches

Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

by Sandra Day O’Connor and H. Alan Day

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Sandra Day O’Connor served as Assistant Attorney General of Arizona from 1965 to 1969, and was later appointed to fill a vacancy in the Arizona State Senate. After being re-elected to the State Senate in 1973, she became its first female Majority Leader. In 1975 she was elected to the Maricopa County Superior Court, and was subsequently elevated to the Arizona State Court of Appeals. She served in that capacity until 1981 when she was appointed as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan. The President thus fulfilled his campaign promise to appoint the first woman to the Court.

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Many Arizona facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: View of the Grand Canyon backed by a shining sun, a stately Saguaro cactus, “Grand Canyon State” Arizona nickname banner, year of statehood (1912), year coin was minted (2008), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: February 14, 1912
Rank: 48

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Arizona State Nickname
The Grand Canyon State

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Alabama Facts

Montgomery, Alabama

Alabama Facts

Alabama Facts

Alabama was the twenty-second state to be admitted to the union. The state’s name originates from Alibamu, which means “tribal town” in the Creek Indian language.

Montgomery, Alabama is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America. The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861. Alabama residents are called Alabamians or Alabamans.

Famous people from Alabama include author and educator Helen Keller, entertainer Nat “King” Cole, actress Tallulah Bankhead, track and field star Jesse Owens, actor Jim Nabors, singer and songwriter Hank Williams, World Heavyweight Champion boxer Joe Louis, To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, Friends actress Courteney Cox, Baseball Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Willie Mays, Charlie’s Angels actress Kate Jackson, and civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36130

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The Rocket City

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Huntsville, Alabama is nicknamed “The Rocket City” because of its close association with NASA and the U.S. Army. The once quiet town was transformed into a major center for high technology during World War II. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is open to the public and houses the world’s largest collection of rockets and space artifacts. Millions of guests from all over the world have visited the birthplace of America’s space program. With many simulators and hands-on exhibits, the museum showcases the past, present, and future of human spaceflight.

Alabama State Symbols

State Bird Yellowhammer and State Flower Camellia
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Where is Alabama?

Can you find Alabama on the United States map? Hint: Alabama is bordered by Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Southwest Alabama borders the Gulf of Mexico for 60 miles.

Alabama Facts

Alabama State Motto
Audemus jura nostra defendere (Latin)
We dare defend our rights

Famous Alabamians

Hank Aaron and Willie Mays

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Willie Howard Mays, Jr. was born in Westfield, Alabama on May 6, 1931. “The Say Hey Kid” was a Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder from 1951 through 1973. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 5, 1934. “Hammerin’ Hank” was a MLB right fielder from 1954 through 1976, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Alabama State Quarter

Many Alabama facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Native daughter Helen Keller (born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama), Miss Keller’s name in English and braille, “Spirit of Courage” banner, long-leaf pine branch, magnolia blossoms, year of statehood (1819), year coin was minted (2003), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: December 14, 1819
Rank: 22

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Alabama State Nickname
The Yellowhammer State

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State Symbol Counted Cross Stitch

State Symbol Counted Cross Stitch

State Bird and Flower Designs

Do you recognize the bird and flower combination shown above? The bird is the northern cardinal and the flower is the violet. These are the official state symbols of Illinois. Fifty state symbol counted counted cross stitch patterns are available. There’s a beautiful and unique bird and flower design for each state.

State Symbol Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Here’s what you’ll receive: a multi-page full-color pattern, a DMC embroidery floss number list, and a color image of the completed design for easy reference.

Floss will need to be purchased separately. The floss usage report will indicate the number of skeins needed for each color. DMC floss is the most popular thread for counted cross stitch. It’s widely available at your local craft stores and online. You’ll have no trouble locating what you need for any of these state bird and flower projects.

State Symbol Counted Cross Stitch

Scroll down to find your own state’s bird and flower design. Then grab a needle and create a beautiful heirloom quality gift that will be enjoyed for generations to come!

Alabama State Bird (Yellowhammer) and Flower (Camellia) Counted Cross Stitch PatternAlabama State Bird (Yellowhammer) and Flower (Camellia) Counted Cross Stitch PatternAlabama State Bird (Yellowhammer) and Flower (Camellia) Counted Cross Stitch PatternAlaska State Bird (Willow Ptarmigan) and Flower (Forget-Me-Not) Counted Cross Stitch PatternAlaska State Bird (Willow Ptarmigan) and Flower (Forget-Me-Not) Counted Cross Stitch PatternAlaska State Bird (Willow Ptarmigan) and Flower (Forget-Me-Not) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Arizona State Bird (Cactus Wren) and Flower (Saguaro Cactus Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternArizona State Bird (Cactus Wren) and Flower (Saguaro Cactus Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternArizona State Bird (Cactus Wren) and Flower (Saguaro Cactus Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternArkansas State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Apple Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternArkansas State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Apple Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternArkansas State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Apple Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

California State Bird (California Quail) and Flower (California Poppy) Counted Cross Stitch PatternCalifornia State Bird (California Quail) and Flower (California Poppy) Counted Cross Stitch PatternCalifornia State Bird (California Quail) and Flower (California Poppy) Counted Cross Stitch PatternColorado State Bird (Lark Bunting) and Flower (Rocky Mountain Columbine) Counted Cross Stitch PatternColorado State Bird (Lark Bunting) and Flower (Rocky Mountain Columbine) Counted Cross Stitch PatternColorado State Bird (Lark Bunting) and Flower (Rocky Mountain Columbine) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Connecticut State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Mountain Laurel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternConnecticut State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Mountain Laurel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternConnecticut State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Mountain Laurel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternDelaware State Bird and Flower Blue Hen Chicken and Peach Blossom Counted Cross Stitch PatternDelaware State Bird and Flower Blue Hen Chicken and Peach Blossom Counted Cross Stitch PatternDelaware State Bird and Flower Blue Hen Chicken and Peach Blossom Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Florida State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Orange Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternFlorida State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Orange Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternFlorida State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Orange Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternGeorgia State Bird (Brown Thrasher) and Flower (Cherokee Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternGeorgia State Bird (Brown Thrasher) and Flower (Cherokee Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternGeorgia State Bird (Brown Thrasher) and Flower (Cherokee Rose) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Hawaii State Bird (Hawaiian Goose, Nene) and Flower (Hibiscus) Counted Cross Stitch PatternHawaii State Bird (Hawaiian Goose, Nene) and Flower (Hibiscus) Counted Cross Stitch PatternHawaii State Bird (Hawaiian Goose, Nene) and Flower (Hibiscus) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIdaho State Bird (Mountain Bluebird) and Flower (Mock Orange, Syringa) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIdaho State Bird (Mountain Bluebird) and Flower (Mock Orange, Syringa) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIdaho State Bird (Mountain Bluebird) and Flower (Mock Orange, Syringa) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Illinois State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIllinois State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIllinois State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIndiana State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Peony) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIndiana State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Peony) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIndiana State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Peony) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Iowa State Bird (Eastern Goldfinch) and Flower (Wild Prairie Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIowa State Bird (Eastern Goldfinch) and Flower (Wild Prairie Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternIowa State Bird (Eastern Goldfinch) and Flower (Wild Prairie Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternKansas State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Sunflower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternKansas State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Sunflower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternKansas State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Sunflower) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Kentucky State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Goldenrod) Counted Cross Stitch PatternKentucky State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Goldenrod) Counted Cross Stitch PatternKentucky State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Goldenrod) Counted Cross Stitch PatternLouisiana State Bird (Brown Pelican) and Flower (Magnolia) Counted Cross Stitch PatternLouisiana State Bird (Brown Pelican) and Flower (Magnolia) Counted Cross Stitch PatternLouisiana State Bird (Brown Pelican) and Flower (Magnolia) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Maine State Bird (Black-Capped Chickadee) and Flower (White Pine Cone and Tassel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMaine State Bird (Black-Capped Chickadee) and Flower (White Pine Cone and Tassel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMaine State Bird (Black-Capped Chickadee) and Flower (White Pine Cone and Tassel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMaryland State Bird (Baltimore Oriole) and Flower (Black-Eyed Susan) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMaryland State Bird (Baltimore Oriole) and Flower (Black-Eyed Susan) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMaryland State Bird (Baltimore Oriole) and Flower (Black-Eyed Susan) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Massachusetts State Bird (Black-Capped Chickadee) and Flower (Mayflower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMassachusetts State Bird (Black-Capped Chickadee) and Flower (Mayflower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMassachusetts State Bird (Black-Capped Chickadee) and Flower (Mayflower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMichigan State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Apple Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMichigan State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Apple Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMichigan State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Apple Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Minnesota State Bird (Common Loon) and Flower (Pink and White Lady's Slipper) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMinnesota State Bird (Common Loon) and Flower (Pink and White Lady’s Slipper) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMinnesota State Bird (Common Loon) and Flower (Pink and White Lady's Slipper) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMississippi State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Magnolia) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMississippi State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Magnolia) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMississippi State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Magnolia) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Missouri State Bird (Eastern Bluebird) and Flower (Hawthorn Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMissouri State Bird (Eastern Bluebird) and Flower (Hawthorn Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMissouri State Bird (Eastern Bluebird) and Flower (Hawthorn Blossom) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMontana State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Bitterroot) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMontana State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Bitterroot) Counted Cross Stitch PatternMontana State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Bitterroot) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Nebraska State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Goldenrod) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNebraska State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Goldenrod) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNebraska State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Goldenrod) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNevada State Bird (Mountain Bluebird) and Flower (Sagebrush) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNevada State Bird (Mountain Bluebird) and Flower (Sagebrush) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNevada State Bird (Mountain Bluebird) and Flower (Sagebrush) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

New Hampshire State Bird (Purple Finch) and Flower (Purple Lilac) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew Hampshire State Bird (Purple Finch) and Flower (Purple Lilac) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew Hampshire State Bird (Purple Finch) and Flower (Purple Lilac) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew Jersey State Bird (Eastern Goldfinch) and Flower (Common Meadow Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew Jersey State Bird (Eastern Goldfinch) and Flower (Common Meadow Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew Jersey State Bird (Eastern Goldfinch) and Flower (Common Meadow Violet) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

New Mexico State Bird (Great Roadrunner) and Flower (Yucca Flower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew Mexico State Bird (Great Roadrunner) and Flower (Yucca Flower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew Mexico State Bird (Great Roadrunner) and Flower (Yucca Flower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew York State Bird (Eastern Bluebird) and Flower (Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew York State Bird (Eastern Bluebird) and Flower (Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNew York State Bird (Eastern Bluebird) and Flower (Rose) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

North Carolina State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Flowering Dogwood) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNorth Carolina State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Flowering Dogwood) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNorth Carolina State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Flowering Dogwood) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNorth Dakota State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Wild Prairie Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNorth Dakota State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Wild Prairie Rose) Counted Cross Stitch PatternNorth Dakota State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Wild Prairie Rose) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Ohio State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Scarlet Carnation) Counted Cross Stitch PatternOhio State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Scarlet Carnation) Counted Cross Stitch PatternOhio State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Scarlet Carnation) Counted Cross Stitch PatternOklahoma State Bird (Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher) and Flower (Mistletoe-until 2004) Counted Cross Stitch PatternOklahoma State Bird (Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher) and Flower (Mistletoe-until 2004) Counted Cross Stitch PatternOklahoma State Bird (Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher) and Flower (Mistletoe-until 2004) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Oregon State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Oregon Grape) Counted Cross Stitch PatternOregon State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Oregon Grape) Counted Cross Stitch PatternOregon State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Oregon Grape) Counted Cross Stitch PatternPennsylvania State Bird (Ruffed Grouse) and Flower (Mountain Laurel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternPennsylvania State Bird (Ruffed Grouse) and Flower (Mountain Laurel) Counted Cross Stitch PatternPennsylvania State Bird (Ruffed Grouse) and Flower (Mountain Laurel) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Rhode Island State Bird (Rhode Island Red Chicken) and Flower (Common Blue Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternRhode Island State Bird (Rhode Island Red Chicken) and Flower (Common Blue Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternRhode Island State Bird (Rhode Island Red Chicken) and Flower (Common Blue Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternSouth Carolina State Bird (Carolina Wren) and Flower (Yellow Jessamine) Counted Cross Stitch PatternSouth Carolina State Bird (Carolina Wren) and Flower (Yellow Jessamine) Counted Cross Stitch PatternSouth Carolina State Bird (Carolina Wren) and Flower (Yellow Jessamine) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

South Dakota State Bird (Ring-Necked Pheasant) and Flower (Pasque Flower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternSouth Dakota State Bird (Ring-Necked Pheasant) and Flower (Pasque Flower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternSouth Dakota State Bird (Ring-Necked Pheasant) and Flower (Pasque Flower) Counted Cross Stitch PatternTennessee State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Purple Iris) Counted Cross Stitch PatternTennessee State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Purple Iris) Counted Cross Stitch PatternTennessee State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Purple Iris) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Texas State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Bluebonnet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternTexas State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Bluebonnet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternTexas State Bird (Northern Mockingbird) and Flower (Bluebonnet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternUtah State Bird (California Gull) and Flower (Sego Lily) Counted Cross Stitch PatternUtah State Bird (California Gull) and Flower (Sego Lily) Counted Cross Stitch PatternUtah State Bird (California Gull) and Flower (Sego Lily) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Vermont State Bird (Hermit Thrush) and Flower (Red Clover) Counted Cross Stitch PatternVermont State Bird (Hermit Thrush) and Flower (Red Clover) Counted Cross Stitch PatternVermont State Bird (Hermit Thrush) and Flower (Red Clover) Counted Cross Stitch PatternVirginia State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (American Dogwood) Counted Cross Stitch PatternVirginia State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (American Dogwood) Counted Cross Stitch PatternVirginia State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (American Dogwood) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Washington State Bird (American Goldfinch) and Flower (Coast Rhododendron) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWashington State Bird (American Goldfinch) and Flower (Coast Rhododendron) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWashington State Bird (American Goldfinch) and Flower (Coast Rhododendron) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWest Virginia State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Rhododendron) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWest Virginia State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Rhododendron) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWest Virginia State Bird (Northern Cardinal) and Flower (Rhododendron) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Wisconsin State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Wood Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWisconsin State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Wood Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWisconsin State Bird (American Robin) and Flower (Wood Violet) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWyoming State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Indian Paintbrush) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWyoming State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Indian Paintbrush) Counted Cross Stitch PatternWyoming State Bird (Western Meadowlark) and Flower (Indian Paintbrush) Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Inspired by the Paintings of Arthur Singer

The images for the state bird and flower cross stitch designs are based on a series of very special paintings. In the early 1980s Arthur Singer was already one of America’s best known bird painters. He collaborated with his son Alan Singer on a series of 50 small (approximately 5 by 7-inch) paintings depicting each state’s bird and flower. The father and son team produced one watercolor painting per week–Arthur painted the birds and Alan painted the flowers.

State Bird and Flower Stamps

State Bird and Flower Series

U.S. Postal Service officials fell in love with the high-quality paintings. Arthur Singer was readily commissioned to create a series of stamps. Did you notice the postage rate? A first class stamp cost just twenty cents when the series was issued in April 1982!

The series was the first of its size to feature original artwork for each stamp, one for each state. Although some states share a symbol (cardinals and violets are both popular), every bird and flower was individually created in painstaking detail. The Singer team’s hard work was rewarded–more than 500 million sets were sold.

Here’s another fun fact. The Oklahoma painting features a scissor-tailed flycatcher perched atop mistletoe. The mistletoe tradition dates back to the 1890s, when Oklahoma was still a territory.

Oklahoma was welcomed as the 46th state in 1907. Three years later the State Legislature approved mistletoe as the official floral emblem. Not everyone was pleased with the choice. Garden club members wanted a state flower they could grow in their own backyards. In 2004 a new flower was adopted. The Oklahoma Rose (a hybrid tea rose developed at Oklahoma State University) is now the official state flower. Hardy mistletoe continues to be recognized as a floral emblem, a tribute to Oklahoma’s rugged early settlers.

State Birds

Illustrations by Arthur Singer and Alan Singer
Text by Virginia Buckley

You’ll love this slim paperback, published in 1986. Each illustration is truly stunning, right down to the meticulously detailed feathers. Author Virginia Buckley provides a wealth of information about the state birds. For example, did you know the California gull is the state bird of Utah? The large gull is credited with saving the lives of Mormon settlers during a near famine in the late-1840s. Migrating gulls devoured locusts that were destroying vital crops. The grateful settlers erected a statue to the gulls to express their appreciation. For more interesting state bird facts, be sure to grab this book when it’s available.

State Birds by Arthur Singer and Alan SingerState Birds by Arthur Singer and Alan SingerState Birds by Arthur Singer and Alan Singer

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Courtesies

Arthur Singer and Alan Singer Official Website singerarts.com

Embroidery floss photograph by bluemorphos

State Symbol Coloring Pages

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