Theobald, H. Rupert; Robbins, Patricia V. (ed.) / The state of Wisconsin 1979-1980 blue book
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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK 1979-1980 WISCONSIN STATE SYMBOLS: STATUTORY PROVISIONS The Coat or Arms The Great Seal 1.08 State flag. ( I) The Wisconsin state flag is of dark blue silk. 5 feet 6 inches fly and'4 feet 4 inches on the pike; the state coat of arms embroidered on each side with silk of appropriate colors; the edges trimmed with knotted fringe of yellow silk 2-1/2 inches wide; the pike 9 feet long including spearhead and ferrule; the cord 8 feet 6 inches long with 2 tassels, and composed of blue and white silk strands intermixed. (2) Service flags may be of bunting or other material, of such size as may be required, and the coat of arms represented otherwise than by embroidery, all conforming to proportionate specifica- tions of sub. ( I). 1.07 State coat of arms. The coat of arms of the state of Wisconsin is declared to be as follows: ARMS.-Or, quartered, the quarters bearing respectively a plow, a crossed shovel and pick, an arm and held hammer, and an anchor, all proper; the base of shield resting upon a horn of plenty and pyramid of pig lead, all proper; over all, on fesse point, the arms and motto of the United States, namely: Arms, palewise of 13 pieces argent and gules; a chief azure; motto (on garter surrounding inescutcheon), "E pluribus unum". CREST.-A badger, passant, proper. SUPPORTERS.-Dexter, a sailor holding a coil of rope, proper; sinister, a yeoman resting on a pick, proper. MOTTO.-Over crest, "Forward". 14.45 Great seal. (2) The great seal of the state consists of a metallic disc, 2-3/8 inches in diameter, containing, within an ornamental border, the following devices and legend: The coat of arms of the state, as in s. 1.07 described; above the arms in a line parallel with the border, the words, "Great Seal of the State Of Wisconsin;" in the exergue. in a curved line, 13 stars. 1.10 State song and state symbols. The Wisconsin state song is "On, Wisconsin", music writ- ten by W. T. Purdy, the words to which are as follows: "On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Grand old badger state! We, thy loyal sons and daughters, Hail thee, good and great. On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Champion of the right, 'Forward', our motto - God will give thee might!". The state symbols are as follows: The mourning dove (zenaidura macroura corolinensis linnaus) is the symbol of peace; the Wisconsin state tree is the sugar maple (acer saccharum); the Wisconsin state flower is the wood violet (viola papilionacea); the Wisconsin state bird is the robin (turdus migratorius); the Wisconsin state fish is the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy masquinongy Mitchell); the Wisconsin state animal is the badger (taxidea taxus); the Wisconsin domestic animal is the dairy cow (bos taurus); the Wisconsin wildlife animal is the white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus); the Wisconsin state insect is the honey bee (apis mellifera); the Wis- consin state mineral is the galena (lead sulphide) and the Wisconsin state rock is the red granite. 956 rin IL- - A'l - - I - .
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