Still got corn in my craw

After last week’s post about the Pritzker Pavillion corn motif, and then this morning’s reading of our new Phoenix site, I was inspired to go learn about my adopted home state icons.

So if you didn’t know, here they are. If you did, go give yourself a cookie.
-And pass one along to Tankboy while you’re at it.

State Tree: White Oak
State Flower: Violet
State Bird: Northern Cardinal
State Slogan: “Land of Lincoln”
State Mineral: Fluorite
State Insect: Monarch
State Animal: White-tailed Deer
State Fish: Bluegill
State Prairie Grass: Big Bluestem
State Fossil: Tully Monster
State Dance: Square Dance [snicker]
State Song: “Illinois” written by C.H. Chamberlain. The music composed by Archibald Johnston.

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