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Posted at 1:15 PM ET, 02/17/2010

Sassafras: Maryland's official state soil?

By Washington Post editors

A state legislator from Frederick County is hoping to honor sassafras soil.

If Del. Paul Stull (R-Frederick) has his way, "sassafras sandy loam" could become the state's official soil, joining Smith Island Cake (Maryland's official dessert) and rockfish (Maryland's official fish) on the list of official state symbols, WJLA reports.

A House Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the bill today.

Yes, we know it may seem wacky, but it turns out that 19 other states have an official soil.

By Washington Post editors  | February 17, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Maryland, Maryland Legislature  
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