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Did You Know?Did You Know? - Browsing "symbols"

The Banana Slug, native to the Northwest, can grow to a length of 8 inches, with a few giants reaching ... [Read more]

The Bear Flag is the State Flag of California. The original Bear Flag was raised at Sonoma on June 14, ... [Read more]

State Animal: California Grizzly
State Bird: California Quail
State Color: Blue & Gold
State Dance: West Coast Swing
State Fife ... [Read more]

The Great Seal, the earliest California symbol, was adopted by the Constitutional Convention on October 2, 1849. It was designed ... [Read more]

According to Reading the Numbers, by Mary Blocksma:

The same people who invented the wheel five or six thousand ... [Read more]

MonthFlowerModern Birthstone

JanuaryCarnationgarnet

FebruaryIrisamethyst
MarchDaffodilaquamarine
April Daisydiamond
MayLily-of-the-Valleyemerald
JuneRosemoonstone or alexandrite
JulySunflowerruby
AugustGladiolusperidot
SeptemberAstersapphire
OctoberSnapdragonopal or tourmaline
NovemberChrysanthemumtopaz or ... [Read more]

The Three Monkeys: "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil".

The trio of monkeys is depicted with one ... [Read more]

The County flag was designed by Ed Penniman, a Soquel resident. In describing the symbolism of the flag design, Mr. ... [Read more]