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SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of U.S. state fossils; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state mottos; John; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state soils; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state trees; "State Names, ...
State fossil > Age
Ordovician–
Pennsylvanian
State fossil > Binomial nomenclature undetermined
State fossil > Common name brachiopod
State fossil > Year 1,986
State mottos > Motto
United we stand, divided we fall
Deo gratiam habeamus
State Name Kentucky
State soil
Crider
State soil > Year adopted 1,990
State tree
Tulip Poplar
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Liriodendron tulipifera
Symbols > State animal
Thoroughbred (State horse); Gray Squirrel (State wild game animal species)
Symbols > State bird Cardinal
Symbols > State motto
United we stand, divided we fall
Traditional abbreviation > Other Ken. or Kent.
U.S. state beverages > Drink Milk
U.S. state beverages > Year & Citation 2005
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Limenitis archippus
U.S. state insects > State insect Viceroy Butterfly
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Mineral Coal
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Rock Kentucky Agate (2000)

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: KY

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