Maryland State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Maryland as the 7th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Maryland.
Date of Statehood:
April 28, 1788
5,600,388 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Poultry, greenhouse/nursery, dairy products/wholesale milk, oil crops (primarily soybeans), feed crops (barley, corn, hay, oats), vegetables, meat animals, miscellaneous livestock & products, eggs, food grains (rye, wheat), other seed & field crops, forest products, tobacco, fruits/nuts, mushrooms.
Manufacturing in Maryland is led by the chemical industry which produces some $17 million (value-added) of goods, followed by the food and kindred industry ($2.6 million), and the publishing industry. State exports total approximately $5.8 billion worth of mostly transportation equipment and industrial machinery.
The Old Line State
Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words.)
Black-Eyed Susan (Legislation of 1918)
White Oak (Legislation of 1941)
Baltimore Oriole (Legislation of 1947)
Rockfish (Legislation of 1965)
Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Legislation of 1973)
Patuxent River Stone (Legislation of 2004)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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