Nevada Official Symbols
OFFICIAL SYMBOLS OF NEVADA
All for Our Country, Nevada State Motto
“All for Our Country” was designated our official state motto in 1866
Nevada State Seal
The Nevada State Seal was adopted in 1866
“Home Means Nevada”, Nevada State Song
Nevada designated “Home Means Nevada” as the official state song in 1933. Song was written by Bertha Raffetto
Desert Bighorn Sheep, Nevada State Animal
The Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelson) was designated the official state animal of Nevada in 1973
Tule Duck Decoy, Nevada State Artifact
Designated the Tule Duck Decoy as the official state artifact in 1995
Mountain Bluebird, Nevada State Bird
Nevada designated the Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) as the official state bird in 1967
Located in the Eagle Valley, Carson City has been Nevada’s state capital since 1864.
Nevada designated silver and blue as the official state colors in 1983. “The Silver State” is one of Nevada’s nicknames.
Nevada designated the Lahontan Cutthroat trout, (Oncorhynchus clarkia henshawi) as the official state fish in 1981.
Nevada has had four different official state flags over the years, the first flag was in 1905. You can read the history of all four flags on this web site, www.nevadatrivia.com, just click on “Flags of Nevada”.
Nevada designated Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentate as the official state flower in 1917. “The Sagebrush State”, is one of Nevada’s nicknames.
Nevada designated Ichthyosaur (genus Shonisaurus) as the official state fossil in 1977.
Nevada designated Indian Ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) as the official state grass in 1977.
Nevada designated Vivid Dancer Damselfly (Argia vivida) as the official state insect in 2009. Males are blue and females are a gray/silver.
Nevada designated “Silver State Fanfare”, by Gerald Willis as the official state march in 2001.
Nevada designated Silver as the official state metal in 1977.
Nevada designated Turquoise as the official state semi-precious Gemstone in 1987. Sometimes known as the “jewel of the desert”.
Nevada designated Sandstone as the official state rock in 1987.
Nevada designated the Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal as the official state precious gemstone in 1987.
Nevada designated the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in 1989.
Nevada designated the Single-Leaf Pinyon Pine, (Pinus monophyla), the official state tree in 1953.
Nevada designated the Bristlecone Pine, (Pinus longaeva), the second state tree in 1987.
Nevada designated the Nevada State Tartan in 2001, Tartan was designed by Richard Zygmunt Pawlowski.
Nevada designated Nevada Steam Locomotive, Engine No. 42, built in 1910 the official state locomotive in 2009. The locomotive is currently located in East Ely, Nevada.
Silver State, Sagebrush State, Battle Born State.