State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols

State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols

A Historical Guide

Book - 2002
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A must-have third revised and newly expanded edition of the only single reference source for information about state symbols with over 300 information updates and three new chapters.
This must-have third revised and newly expanded edition of the only single reference source for information about state symbols features over 300 information updates plus three new chapters, updated license plate illustrations, and a newly formatted design for ease of use. Libraries that hold earlier editions of this work need this edition to keep their information on the states and territories current. With the addition of new chapters on state and territory universities, state and territory governors throughout U.S. history, state professional sports teams, and a complete revision of the chapter on state and territory fairs and festivals, the work now totals 17 chapters of essential information that is a treasure trove for students.

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The third edition of this reference text for students and researchers incorporates changes and additions since the publication of the second edition in 1994. Three new chapters have been added on state and territory universities, governors, and professional sports teams. Previous chapters on postage stamps, fairs and festivals, legal holidays, special observances, and license plates have been updated or completely revised. Color illustrations are included for every current state and territory seal, flag, flower, tree, bird, commemorative postage stamp, and license plate. Benjamin Shearer is with Neumann College in Aston, Pennsylvania; Barbara Shearer is with Thomas Jefferson U., Philadelphia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Provides information about state symbols, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, capitols, flowers, trees, birds, and songs.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
Edition: Third edition, revised and expanded
ISBN: 9780313315343
Branch Call Number: J REF 929.9 SHEAR
Characteristics: vii, 495 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Shearer, Barbara Smith


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