Arkansas State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Arkansas as the 25th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Arkansas.
Date of Statehood:
June 15, 1836
2,779,154 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Food products are Arkansas' largest employing sector, with lumber and wood products a close second. Arkansas is also a leader in the production of cotton, rice, and soybeans.
Arkansas has the country's only active diamond mine, located near Murfreesboro.
The Natural State
Regnat populus (The people rule)
Apple Blossom (Legislation of 1901)
Pine Tree (Legislation of 1939)
Mockingbird (Legislation of 1929)
Largemouth Bass (Legislation Pending)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1973)
Diamond (Legislation of 1967)
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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