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State Animal: Florida panther
State Beverage: orange juice
State Bird: mockingbird
State Butterfly: zebra longwing
State Flower: orange blossom
State Freshwater Fish: largemouth bass
State Gem: moonstone
State Insect: giant swallowtail butterfly
State Marine Mammal: manatee
State Motto: In God We Trust
State Nickname: Sunshine State and Orange State
State Play: Cross and Sword
State Reptile: alligator
State Saltwater Fish: sailfish
State Saltwater Mammal: dolphin or
State Shell: horse conch
State Soil: myakka
State Song: Swanee River or Old Folks at Home
State Stone: agatized coral
State Tree: sabal palm, aka cabbage palmetto
State Wildflower: coreopsis
St. Augustine, Florida — The first settlement in Florida.
Capital of British East Florida. Territorial capital (1821-1824).
Pensacola, Florida — Capital of British
West Florida. Territorial capital (1821-1824).
Tallahasee, Florida — Territorial capital
from 1824-1845. Chosen as the
capital of Florida in 1845 because it was midway between the state's two provincial capitals under the rule of Spain.
Knollwood Groves, 8053
Lawrence Road, Boynton Beach FL; 561-734-4800; 800-222-9696. — The oldest
working orange grove in the U.S.A.