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Thirteen New Stately Bears®
to Be Released November 15
New Bears for Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii,
Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

November 12, 2002 - TROY, NH

Stately Bears is pleased to announce the November 15, 2002 release of its final thirteen bears in its series of 50 State Bears: Denali the Alaska Bear™, Saguaro the Arizona Bear™, Spruce the Colorado Bear™, Aloha the Hawaii Bear™, Bluebird the Idaho Bear™, Treasure the Montana Bear™, Kernel the Nebraska Bear™, Chile the New Mexico Bear™, Sunflower the North Dakota Bear™, Wally the South Dakota Bear™, Bee the Utah Bear™, Rainier the Washington Bear™ and Meadowlark the Wyoming Bear™.

Denali the Alaska Bear is a white bear which features the outline of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, embroidered in green on its chest, and the state name, also embroidered in green. Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 feet.

Saguaro the Arizona Bear is a beige bear, and it features a Saguaro cactus on its chest, as well as the name of the state. The Saguaro cactus is indigenous to Arizona, grows to a height of forty to fifty feet and lives to an age of 150 to 200 years.

Spruce the Colorado Bear is a blue bear, with a spruce tree embroidered on its chest, as well as the name of the state in green. The Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens, was adopted as the official state tree on March 7, 1939.

Aloha the Hawaii Bear is a white bear, with a pineapple embroidered on its chest, and the name of the state in golden thread. Historians believe that a Spanish shipwreck in 1527 on the South Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii brought tools, stores, garments and plants, including pineapples, from Mexico to Hawaii.

Bluebird the Idaho Bear is a blue bear, with a bluebird embroidered on its chest, as well as the name of the state. The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia arctcia) was adopted as the state bird for Idaho by the state legislature in 1931.

Treasure the Montana Bear is a beige bear which features a grizzly bear embroidered on its chest, and the state name embroidered in brown. Today there are more than 350 grizzly bears living in Montana; Montana's nickname is the Treasure State.

Kernel the Nebraska Bear is a blue bear, and it features an ear of corn on its chest, as well as the name of the state. More than 8 million acres of Nebraska's land is planted in corn each year.

Chile the New Mexico Bear is a white bear, with green and red chiles embroidered on its chest, as well as the name of the state in red. New Mexico farmers produced over twenty-eight million dry tons of chiles in 2000.

Sunflower the North Dakota Bear is a green bear, with a sunflower embroidered on its chest, and the name of the state in yellow. North Dakota farmers produce 44% of the US sunflower crop, enough to fill over 400 million bags of sunflower seeds and lead the nation.

Wally the South Dakota Bear is a beige bear, with a walleye embroidered on its chest, as well as the name of the state. Walleye is the official State Fish of South Dakota; national sportswriters who have fished the Missouri River reservoirs and the Glacial Lakes now proclaim South Dakota the "Walleye Capital" of America.

Bee the Utah Bear is a blue bear, with a beehive embroidered on its chest, as well as the name of the state. "Industry" became the official state motto on March 4, 1959; the word is associated with the symbol of the beehive.

Rainier the Washington Bear is a green bear, with an outline of Mount Rainier embroidered on its chest, and the name of the state in white. Washington is home to Mount Rainier, the second tallest mountain in the continental United States.

Meadowlark the Wyoming Bear is a green bear, with a gray and yellow meadowlark embroidered on its chest, as well as the name of the state. The meadowlark (Sturnella Neglecta) was adopted as the Wyoming state bird on February 5, 1927.

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