The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Colorado .
|Flag||Flag of the State of Colorado||1911-06-05|
|Motto|| Nil sine numine |
(Latin: Nothing without providence)
NIL SINE NUMINE
|Nickname||Centennial State|| |
The Centennial State
| Statehood |
|Seal||Seal of the State of Colorado||1861-11-06|
|Logo||Logo of the State of Colorado||2019|
|Amphibian|| Western tiger salamander |
|Bird|| Lark bunting |
|Cactus|| Claret cup cactus |
|Fish|| Greenback cutthroat trout |
Oncorhynchus clarki stomias
|Flower|| Rocky Mountain columbine |
|Grass|| Blue grama grass |
|Insect|| Colorado hairstreak butterfly |
|Mammal|| Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep |
Ovis canadensis canadensis
|Pets|| Colorado shelter pets |
Canis lupus familiaris & Felis catus
|Reptile|| Western painted turtle |
Chrysemys picta bellii
|Tree|| Colorado blue spruce |
Picea pungens glauca
|Fossil|| Stegosaurus |
|Folk dance||Square dance||1992-03-16|
|Songs||"Where the Columbines Grow"||1915-05-08|
|"Rocky Mountain High"||2007-03-12|
|Sport||Pack Burro Racing||2012-05-08|
|Tartan||Colorado state tartan||1997-03-03|
|Interstate highways||Colorado Interstate highway route marker||1958|
|U.S. highways||Colorado U.S. highway route marker||1970|
|State highways||Colorado state highway route marker||1967|
Colorado Highway Commission
|License plate||Colorado passenger automobile registration plate||1913|
Colorado Department of Revenue
|Submarine||USS Colorado (SSN-788)||Commissioned|
United States Navy
|Quarter dollar||Colorado quarter dollar coin 2006||2006|
United States Mint
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USS New Mexico (SSN-779), a nuclear powered Virginia-class attack submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the 47th state. She is the second of the Virginia Block II submarines to enter service. From March–April 2014, she participated in the ICEX 1-14, becoming the first Virginia-class submarine to surface at the North Pole. The homeport of New Mexico is Norfolk, Virginia at Naval Station Norfolk.
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United States ship naming conventions for the U.S. Navy were established by Congressional action at least as early as 1862. Title Thirteen, Chapter Six, of the U.S. Code, enacted in that year, reads, in part,
"The vessels of the Navy shall be named by the Secretary of the Navy under direction of the President according to the following rule:
Sailing-vessels of the first class shall be named after the States of the Union, those of the second class after the rivers, those of the third class after the principal cities and towns and those of the fourth class as the President may direct."
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