List of Colorado state symbols

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The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Colorado .

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State insignia

TypeSymbolImageAdopted
Flag Flag of the State of Colorado [1] Flag of Colorado designed by Andrew Carlisle Carson.svg 1911-06-05
SB 118-1911
1929-02-28
SB 152-1929
1964-03-31
Motto Nil sine numine [2]
(Latin: Nothing without providence)
 
NIL SINE NUMINE
 
1861-11-06
1876-11-06
CRS 24-80-901 [3]
Nickname Centennial State [4]  
The Centennial State
 
Statehood [5]
1876-08-01
Seal Seal of the State of Colorado [6] Seal of Colorado.svg 1861-11-06
1877-03-15
CRS 24-80-901 [3]
Slogan Colorful Colorado [4] Colorado.JPG 1950
unofficial
LogoLogo of the State of Colorado2019

Living symbols

TypeSymbolImageAdopted
Amphibian Western tiger salamander [7]
Ambystoma mavortium
Ambystoma mavortium 2006.jpg 2012-03-16
HB12-1147
Bird Lark bunting [8]
Calamospiza melanocorys
IMG 7043 lark bunting.jpg 1931-04-29
HB 222-1931
CRS 24-80-910 [3]
Cactus Claret cup cactus [9]
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Echinocereus triglochidiatusUGA0807034.jpg 2014-03-07
HB14-1024
Fish Greenback cutthroat trout [10]
Oncorhynchus clarki stomias
Greenbackcutthroat.jpg 1994-03-15
HB 1164-1994
CRS 24-80-911.5 [3]
Flower Rocky Mountain columbine [11]
Aquilegia coerulea
Aquilegia caerulea.jpg 1899-04-04
SB 261-1899
CRS 24-80-905 [3]
Grass Blue grama grass [12]
Bouteloua gracilis
Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis MN 2007.JPG 1987-05-20
SJR13-1987
Insect Colorado hairstreak butterfly [13]
Hypaurotis crysalus
Colorado Hairstreak, MM.JPG 1996-04-17
SB 122-1996
CRS 24-80-913 [3]
Mammal Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep [14]
Ovis canadensis canadensis
Bighorn ram full curl.jpg 1961-05-01
SB 294-1961
CRS 24-80-911 [3]
Pets Colorado shelter pets [15]
Canis lupus familiaris & Felis catus
Black cat Animal Rescue GalawebDesign.jpg 2013-05-13
SB13-201
Reptile Western painted turtle [16]
Chrysemys picta bellii
Painted turtle.jpg 2008-03-18
HB08-1017
Tree Colorado blue spruce [17]
Picea pungens glauca
Picea pungens USDA1.jpg 1939-03-07
HJR 7-1939

Earth symbols

TypeSymbolImageAdopted
Fossil Stegosaurus [18]
Stegosaurus armatus
Stegosaurus BW.jpg 1982-04-28
Executive Order
Gemstone Aquamarine [19] Aquamarin cut.jpg 1971-04-30
HB 1104-1971
CRS 24-80-912 [3]
Mineral Rhodochrosite [20] The Searchlight Rhodochrosite Crystal.jpg 2002-04-17
CRS 24-80-912.5 [3]
Rock Yule Marble [21] Lincoln-Memorial WashingtonDC Crop.jpg 2004-03-09
HB04-1023
CRS 24-80-912.7 [3]
Soil Seitz soil [22] Sloan Lake View from American Basin Trail.jpg USDA

Cultural symbols

TypeSymbolImageAdopted
Folk dance Square dance [23] Square Dance Group.jpg 1992-03-16
HB 1058-1992
CRS 24-80-909.5 [3]
Songs "Where the Columbines Grow" [24] Heavycolumbinebloom.jpg 1915-05-08
SB 308-1915
CRS 24-80-909 [3]
"Rocky Mountain High" [24] Sonnenaufgang an den Maroon Bells.jpg 2007-03-12
SJR07-023
CRS 24-80-909 [3]
Sport Pack Burro Racing [25] FairplayBurroRacer.JPG 2012-05-08
HJR12-1021
Tartan Colorado state tartan [26] Colorado-tartan.png 1997-03-03
HJR97-1016

Highway route markers

TypeSymbolImageAdopted
Interstate highways Colorado Interstate highway route marker [27] I-70 (CO).svg 1958
AASHTO
U.S. highways Colorado U.S. highway route marker [27] US 160.svg 1970
AASHTO
State highways Colorado state highway route marker [27] Colorado 14.svg 1967
Colorado Highway Commission

Motor vehicle license plates

TypeSymbolImageAdopted
License plate Colorado passenger automobile registration plate [28] 2003 Colorado License Plate.jpg 1913
1999
Colorado Department of Revenue
TypeSymbolImageCommissioned
Submarine USS Colorado (SSN-788) [29] Virginia class submarine.jpg Commissioned
2017
United States Navy

United States coin

TypeSymbolImageCoined
Quarter dollar Colorado quarter dollar coin 2006 [30] Colorado quarter, reverse side, 2006.jpg 2006
United States Mint

See also

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References

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  2. "State Motto". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 "Colorado Revised Statutes". Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. 1 2 "State Name and Nicknames". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. President of the United States of America (1876-08-01). "Proclamation of the Admission of Colorado to the Union" (php). The American Presidency Project. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  6. "State Seal". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  7. "State Amphibian". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  8. "State Bird". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  9. "State Cactus". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  10. "State Fish". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  11. "State Flower". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  12. "State Grass". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  13. "State Insect". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  14. "State Animal". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  15. "State Pet". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  16. "State Reptile". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  17. "State Tree". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  18. "State Fossil". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  19. "State Gemstone". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  20. "State Mineral". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  21. "State Rock". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
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  23. "State Folk Dance". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
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  25. "State Sport". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  26. "State Tartan". Colorado State Archives. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
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