"The State Things" North Carolina Local Custom Tip by davecallahan
North Carolina Local Customs: 39 reviews and 32 photos
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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