Yesterday I gave you a little quiz on NH that included a question about the state bird and the state amphibian. There are a whole bunch of other official state emblems. These are found in the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (ASAs) which can be read here in the library in a multi-volume set of NH laws [R 348.742 NEW], or, you can read them online.
We have an official state rock (granite, of course), mineral (beryl), and a gem (smoky quartz)! We have an official butterfly (Karner Blue), and, an official state tartan in recognition of the state's strong Scots heritage! But, I'm sad to report, we don't have an official state poem! There are only 5 states with official state poems!
We have a state poet laureate, although the position isn't recognized by law. Our present poet laureate is Patricia Fargnoli. The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is talking applications for the next poet to assume the position in March 2009. If you'd like to nominate someone, click here for more information.
Another official state emblem that is lacking is an official state snack! Utah has one, Jell-O, why don't we? I'd like to nominate fair food. Any of the wonderful treats you can get at the upcoming Deerfield Fair will do! I'm partial to mile high apple pie, but others like fried dough.
Check out the fair this weekend and have a piece of pie for me!