The bola tie is "a new symbol of the west," and is usually hand-made in many different shapes, sizes, and types.
Many states have symbols. A symbol can be a thing or object that stands for something. Symbols can paint a picture in your mind about a state. If you use your imagination, you can see Arizona's symbols in the desert or in the mountains. Each symbol was picked to show that Arizona is different from other states.
Amphibian is an big word for frogs, toads, and salamanders.
Arizona's state bird, the cactus wren, is brown with a speckled chest.
The two-tailed swallowtail became the state butterfly in 2001.
The newest of the state symbols, the Colt Single Action Revolver became the state firearm in 2011.
The Apache Trout is the state fish.
A copper star rises from a blue field of honor in the face of a setting sun symbolizing the state's copper industry.
The state flower is the white blossom of the saguaro, the largest cactus in the United States.
Petrified wood is the state fossil.
A gem is a precious stone, that means, it has value.
The ringtail is the state mammal.
"The Grand Canyon state" is the official state nickname.
The Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake was the last rattlesnake to be named by herpetologists (grown-ups who study snakes).
The official seal is in black and white.
The palo verde meaning "green stick" is the state tree.