Informative Essay: 27 State Symbols

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There are 27 state symbols and of those symbols, I decided to share 10. First, is the State Gem, Sunstone (Heliolite) named in 1987. Second, the State Vegetable, Mushroom (Cantharellus Formosus) which is neither a vegetable nor fruit also, called the Pacific Golden Chanterelle named in 1999. Third, the State Fossil, Metasequoia (dawn redwood) there fossils are embedded in the rocks named in 2005. Fourth, the State Song, “Oregon, My Oregon” by J.A Buchanan and Henry B. Murtagh, named in 1927. Fifth, the State Crustacean, Dungeness crab (Cancer Magister) named in 2009. Sixth, the State Father, Doctor John Mcloughlin ‘The Father of Oregon’ named in 1957. Seventh, the State Microbe, Brewer’s Yeast (Saccharomyees Cerevisiae) or Baker’s Yeast, Oregon
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