Winners are Leroy Sims, Cindy Jennings and Bobbi Flowers. They all got the ones on the Trivia page (See Tuesday below). I inadvertently left off the fish, vegetable and fruit. See the last three below, Bobbi added those to her email.
Join us for Week 68 of Orofino History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Idaho celebrates its 116th birthday this week so we are going to see how many of the official symbols of the state you know.
Wednesday: Tree:Western White Pine
Now which ones are native to Clearwater County?
Thursday: So far, Cindy and Leroy say they think cutthroat trout and huckleberries; Ron Willoughby, Winchester also thinks the trout is native. What others do you think are native?
Friday: Today, Leroy added the Appaloosa as a native. What others do you think are native?
Saturday: Leroy added these to list of natives today: western white pine, the mountain bluebird, the syringa and the star garnet. I think there is one more. Do you know it?
Monday: Leroy Monarch Butterfly and that is also common in Clearwater County. I found another symbol today while researching historical backgrounds. Do you know what the State Raptor is?
Tuesday: Leroy added the Monarch Butterfly and that is also common in Clearwater County. I found another symbol today while researching historical backgrounds. Do you know what the State Raptor is?
Tuesday: The State Raptor: Peregrine Falcon was added by Leroy and, also Lynn Frey of Mililani, HI. John Werner sent along this description of the State Seal: "The Great Seal of the State, replica of which is embroidered in colors in the center of the flag, came into existence in 1891 by act of the first state legislature. The seal was designed by Emma Edwards Green, the only woman to design a state seal. The translation of the Latin motto on the seal, 'Esto Perpetua' is 'Let it be perpetual' or 'It is forever.' In 1957 the seal was updated and streamlined by Paul B. Evans. The official Great Seal can be seen in the office of the Secretary of State." from the web site at: http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/emblem.htm We had similar descriptions too. I think that about covers it. Watch later this week for more info on when the symbols were adopted.Tree:Western White Pine--1953
Folk Dance: Square Dance--1989
Seal: 1891 (see the description above)
Song:"Here We Have Idaho"--1931
Insect: Monarch Butterfly--1992
Bird: Mountain Bluebird--1931
Fossil: Hagerman Horse--1988
Flag: The State Seal of Idaho is in the center, and the words "State of Idaho" are embroidered in 2-inch gold block letters on a red band --1907
Motto: Esto Perpetua
Gemstone: Star Garnet--1967
Fish: Cutthroat Trout--1991
Raptor: Peregrine Falcon--2004
There is some discussion about which are native and from a citation in Wikipedia sent by Ray Norton, it appears that the Appaloosa may not be native, but has been in the area for at least 200 years since it was documented by Lewis and Clark. I like the summation of Harriet Reece..."I think all are found in Clearwater County except possibly the fossil. Square Dance, monarch butterfly and potato, I have seen personally, and of course the flag, seal and motto can be found daily in Clearwater County. Clearwater County is truly a "piece of Idaho."
If you would like to read further about the symbols, try these three web sites that we used as references: http://idahohistory.net/ES1_statesymbols.pdf
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