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State of RHODE ISLAND
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State Flag: ( click here - for enlarged view)

Placed on a white field is a circle of thirteen gold stars representing the first thirteen states. The stars surround a gold ship's anchor. The state's motto " Hope" is on a blue ribbon below the anchor.












State Seal:

The seal of the State of Rhode Island features a maritime anchor as its central image. The anchor has been used as a symbol for Rhode Island for hundreds of years, well before the region claimed statehood. When the Providence Plantations were organized in the mid 1700's, the anchor was used then as the seal of the province. The anchor is also the prominent image on Rhode Island's flag. The word "Hope" was placed over the seal's anchor in 1644, and still remains. The outer circle of the seal reads "Seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 1636".




State Nickname:

The "Ocean State" is a nickname used to promote tourism. The nickname "Plantation State" is derived from the states official full name "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations".




Other Symbols Links:

Sources:
http://www.imagesoft.net/flags/i-flag/usa-ri.html
http://www.geobop.com/World/NA/US/RI/
http://www.50states.com/rdisland.htm
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/rhodeisland/

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