Been There Ornament – Michigan

This is Starbucks Been There Ornament Michigan and here’s what we see on the front of this mini mug:
– The flag of the state of Michigan was adopted on August 1, 1911. Btw, there is a bill in progress to replace the flag with the new design.
– The gentle painted turtle was designated the official state reptile of Michigan in 1995, after a group of Niles fifth-graders discovered that Michigan did not have a state reptile
– Cherries – as production of this fruit is a major part of the agriculture industry of the state.… Read more

Been There Ornament – New Mexico

The Land of Enchantment State mini mug is here – Starbucks Been There Ornament New Mexico. More from the mug:
– White Sands National Monument – established in 1933, is an unique landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes.
– State’s flag – officially introduced in 1925, is a yellow flag with the red sun symbol of the Zia (indigenous tribe) in the center.
– Greater roadrunner – official bird of the state. Although a roadrunner is capable of flight, it spends most of the time on the ground.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Nebraska

Starbucks Been There Ornament Nebraska has red string. Here’s what can be seen on the front:
– Western meadowlark – Nebraska’s official state bird (adopted in 1929)
– Cows – since cattle production represents the largest segment of the state agricultural industry being the engine that powers the state’s economy
– A steak – Nebraska is famous for its steaks and steakhouses. Something you should definitely try when visiting this state.
– Scotts Bluff National Monument – composed of five rock formations named Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, Saddle Rock, and Sentinel Rock.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Rhode Island

Starbucks Been There Ornament Rhode Island is the smallest state, according to the front of this mini mug. There is also:
– Newport Tower – a round stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport. It was believed to represent evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact, however the carbon dating proves that it was built in the mid-17th century.
– Blue violet – the state flower adopted in 1968. Interesting to know, that Rhode Island was the last state adopt an official state flower.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Delaware

Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Delaware. It has blue string and shows this on the front:
– Delaware Memorial Bridge – a twin suspension bridge crossing the Delaware River. It consists of two spans which opened to traffic on August 16, 1951 and September 12, 1968 respectively. While similar in appearance, two spans have their differences. The original span was constructed of riveted steel plates, while the second span was constructed mostly of welded steel plates.
– Blue crab – since crabbing has long been associated with the Delaware and Maryland beaches
– Two birds – if the intention was to depict Delaware Blue Hen, the state bird of Delaware, then I believe designer didn’t do a very good job, to be honest.… Read more

Been There Ornament – North Carolina

The big portion of Starbucks Been There Ornament North Carolina mug is occupied by a picture of sand dunes with small wooden bridge over them. We can see the ocean behind. More than half of North Carolina’s coast is concentrated in the Outer Banks, a series of barrier islands divided into 4 regions ideal for all year, and especially summer, vacations.
Other notable elements:
– That flower at the bottom, it doesn’t look like dogwood, official state flower. So I wonder what is it?… Read more

Been There Ornament – Utah

Here is Starbucks Been There Ornament Utah with red string. From the front of the mug:
– The Great Salt Lake – is the largest salt water lake in North America. It’s size fluctuates significantly though, due to its shallowness. Interesting to know, that it is a remnant of Lake Bonneville, a much larger lake, existed 16000 years ago.
– Dinosaur National Monument – located on the border of Utah and Colorado. Here, many fossils are embedded in a sloping rock formation that was once a sandbar on the edge of a large river.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Alabama

Starbucks Been There Ornament Alabama has green string and these design elements:
– The cotton state – in fact Alabama ranks between eighth and tenth in national cotton production
– The yellow-shafted flicker a.k.a “yellowhammer”, state bird.
– Military plane – probably related to Maxwell Air Force Base. This base is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force’s center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME).
– Noccalula Falls – a 90-foot waterfall located in Gadsden… Read more

Been There Ornament – Arizona

For some obvious reasons, the central part on the front of Starbucks Been There Ornament Arizona is given to The Grand Canyon – known for its visually overwhelming size and its intricate and colorful landscape. It attracts millions of tourists each year, and is one of the well known symbols of US. What else?
– Baseball bat – Arizona is a popular location for Major League Baseball spring training, as it is the site of the Cactus League
– Lizard – this one doesn’t look like any of Arizona lizards: Gila Monster, Chuckwalla Lizard or Horned Toad
– The Sand Hill state nickname, not used anymore and is possibly a reference to Yuma County.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Arkansas

Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Arkansas and this is what we can see on the front of it:
– The Wonder State – this nickname served the state of Arkansas as the official nickname from 1923 to 1947. This name was adopted by concurrent resolution of the legislature to promote Arkansas’ abundance of natural resources and to replace the nickname, the Bear State, which was so widely in use and, it was feared, gave a false impression of the state.
– Mockingbird – Arkansas State Bird since 1929.… Read more

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