50 States and Their Mottos by Emily Wick

The Fifty United States and their Mottos (2008) by Emily Wick

Artist Emily Wick created this fabulous map of the United States out of linoleum block prints, with official state mottos carved into each of the 50 States. My favorites are New Mexico's "It grows at it goes" motto and Maryland's "Manly deeds, womanly words" motto.

Link - via Intelligent Travel, thanks Marilyn!

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As someone currently living in Wyoming - "Equal Rights" refers to the fact that WY was the first state to give women the right to vote. WY was also the first to have a female governor. The reasons are debatable, what with us not having a whole lot of people in the first place, but now you know :)
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@violet: speaking of kick-ass mottos, if you hop across the river you'll find "Thus Always to Tyrants!" (picture a stern Virtue standing on the neck of a recumbent Tyranny). Attributed to Brutus as he slew Caesar, suggested by George Mason as a good motto for Virginia, and shouted by John Wilkes Booth after he shot Lincoln.

Thanks Alex for sharing this map.
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