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SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of U.S. state mottos; John; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state reptiles; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state shells; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state soils; Wikipedia: ...
State mottos > Motto
Dum spiro spero
Animis opibusque parati
State Name South Carolina
State reptile Loggerhead Turtle
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature Caretta caretta
State reptile > Year adopted 1,988
State shells > Shell Lettered Olive
State shells > Year designated 1,984
State soil
State tree Cabbage Palmetto
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Sabal palmetto
State tree > Year adopted 1,939 [3rd of 6]
Symbols > State animal
White-tailed Deer (State animal); Boykin Spaniel (State dog)
Symbols > State bird
Carolina Wren (State bird); Wild Turkey (State game bird)
Symbols > State motto
Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)
Traditional abbreviation > Other S. Car.
U.S. state beverages > Drink
Milk, South Carolina Grown Tea
U.S. state beverages > Year & Citation 1984, 1995
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Stagmomantis carolina
U.S. state insects > State insect Carolina Mantid
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Mineral Amethyst

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