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Ever wonder what the official sport of Massachusetts is? How about the official cookie? Click through to see what symbols officially represent the Bay State. (AP)
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State Game Bird: Wild Turkey The Wild Turkey was eaten on the first Thanksgiving. (AP)
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State Dog: Boston Terrier A cross between an English bulldog and an English terrier, the Boston terrier was the first purebred dog developed in America. (AP)
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State Bird: Black-Capped Chickadee It is also known as the titmouse, tomtit, and the dickybird. (WBZ)
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Official Sport: Basketball More than a century before the Celtics' latest championship, the game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a teacher from Springfield, Mass. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)
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State Snake: The Garter Snake The Garter Snake became the Bay State's official snake in 2007. (AP)
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State Artist: Norman Rockwell On February 21, 2008, Norman Rockwell became the Official Artist of the Commonwealth. Most of his works are on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. (AP)
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State Historical Rock: Plymouth Rock The Pilgrims didn't actually land on it, but Plymouth Rock is still commemorated for its historical significance. (AP)
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State Insect: Ladybug Most common in the state is the Two-Spotted Lady Beetle. (AP)
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State Marine Mammal: The Right Whale The Right Whale got its name because the flourishing whaling industry in Massachusetts found the cetacean the "right" whale to hunt, especially before 1750. (AP)
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State Building Rock: Granite Granite from Quincy was used to build the Washington Monument. (AP)
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State Fish: Cod The cod fish is seen as a symbol of the state's economic beginnings. Indians and Pilgrims used cod as food and fertilizer. (AP)
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State Children's Book: "Make Way for Ducklings" The Robert McCloskey classic is commemorated by this sculpture on the Boston Garden. (AP)
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Official Children's Author: Dr. Seuss Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, has been the official children's author and illustrator of the Commonwealth since 2003. He grew up in Springfield. (AP)
Cranberry, Cranberry Juice, Massachusetts State Fruit
Cranberries
State Fruit: Cranberry State Juice: Cranberry Juice The Massachusetts cranberry industry is the largest in the world. (AP)
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Official Cookie: Chocolate Chip It was invented in 1930 at the Toll House Restaurant in Whitman. (AP)
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State Cat: The Tabby Cat The wishes of local schoolchildren were granted when the tabby cat became the state's official feline in 1988. (AP)
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State's Official Inventor: Benjamin Franklin Born in Boston, Benjamin Franklin became the most famous American of his time. (AP)
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State Tree: American Elm This tree was honored to commemorate the fact that General George Washington took command of the Continental Army beneath one on Cambridge Common in 1775. (CBS)
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State Muffin: Corn Muffin The corn muffin is a staple of New England cooking. (AP)
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The State Flag is white, with a representation of the coat of arms on both sides. (AP)
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The State Seal was adopted by Governor John Hancock and the Council on December 13, 1780. (AP)

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