"The State Things" North Carolina Local Custom Tip by davecallahan

North Carolina Local Customs: 39 reviews and 32 photos

  dogwood = state flower
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The State Motto is: Esse Quan Videri which is latin for "to be rather than to seem to be"

The State Flower is: the dogwood. I love these trees. My neighbor has a flowering dogwood and they (the trees, not the neighbors) smell so sweet in the spring.

The State Bird is: the Cardinal

The State Beverage is: milk

the state seal: figures of Liberty (with cap on pole) and Prosperity (Ceres with cornucopia) to signify freedom and plenty; Liberty is also holding a copy of the Constitution; Ceres is also holding heads of grain; there is a ship on the water to indicate the importance of commerce; the state motto spans the bottom

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  • Updated Apr 5, 2007
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