Excelsior

New York State Motto

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New York geology and topography

New York state geology and topography map courtesy of USGS: A Tapestry of Time and Terrain

Official State Motto of New York

New York's official state motto is simply one inspiring word "Excelsior" (ever upward). The motto appears on the state coat of arms, which is featured on New York's state seal and state flag. All State Mottos

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