Officialdom

Many a thing achieves official status simply because somebody official declares it to be so. Sometimes those things are a little surprising. For example, did you know that Utah has a state tartan? It’s called the Centennial Tartan, and looks like this:

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Picture it in a fetching outfit such as this:

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Utah also boasts a state cooking pot, the dutch oven:

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Wherever you live, are there things that have been declared “official” that surprise you?

[Images: Utah.gov, Wikipedia]

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