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 Maryland Flag image State Flag: Black and gold quarters (the arms of Lord Baltimore’s family, the Calverts) along with red and white quarters (the arms of his mother’s family, the Crosslands)
 Sheet Music Image State Song: “Maryland, My Maryland,” written by teacher James Ryder Randall after a Civil War riot in Baltimore
 Photo of multi-layered cake

State Dessert: Smith Island Cake, made by the ladies of Smith Island for years, has achieved national recognition. With impossibly thin layers of cake and icing stacked high, Smith Island cakes are a unique treat

 Chesapeake Bay Retriever  State Dog: Chesapeake Bay Retriever, a hunting breed with webbed paws and a waterproof coat
 Calico Cat image  State Cat: Calico, with colors resembling the Maryland flag
 Baltimore Oriole Image  State Bird: Baltimore Oriole, with black and gold coloring
 Sriped Bass image  State Fish: Striped bass, also known as rockfish
 Blue Crab image  State Crustacean: Maryland blue crab
 Skipjack image  State Boat: Skipjack, the last working boat under sail in North America, used for dredging oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
 Black-Eyed Susan image  State Flower: Black-eyed Susan, with black and gold coloring and a blossom of 13 petals
 White Oak tree image  State Tree: White Oak
 Jousting image  State Sport: Jousting, which requires horseback riders to spear small, suspended rings
Square Dancers image State Folk Dance: Square dancing
 glass of milk image  State Drink: Milk
 Astrodon Johnstoni image  State Dinosaur: Astrodon johnstoni, “star tooth,” which lived between 95 and 130 million years ago
 Fossil image  State Fossil Shell: Ecphora gardnerae gardnerae, an extinct Chesapeake Bay snail
 Butterfly image  State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly, with orange and white spots on a black base
 Terrapin image  State Reptile: Diamondback terrapin, also the University of Maryland College Park mascot
 
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