Here are some firsts, facts and trivia about Arizona. This was a great update from when we learned it in school. Enjoy!
State Colors - Blue and Gold
State Song – “Arizona”
State official neck wear – The bola tie
State Tree – Palo Verde (AKA… Green Stick)
State Flower – Saguaro Cactus Bloom
State Mineral – Copper
State Bird – Cactus Wren
State Fish – Apache Trout
State Mammal – Ring Tail Cat
State Reptile – Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
State Fossil – Petrified Wood
State Butterfly – Two-tailed Swallowtail
State Amphibian – Noble Arizona Tree Frog
State Gem – Turquoise
Here are some “unofficial” nicknames for our state:
The Valentine State – Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912.
The Copper State – Arizona produces most of the nation’s copper.
The Grand Canyon State – for obvious reasons
The Baby State – Before Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union, that it.
Here are some fun facts about our state:
The Red Diamondback and the Speckled Rattler are the most common rattlesnakes found in the Arizona desert. They hunt at night, feeding on rabbits, small rodents, and lizards. Rattlesnakes will try to avoid confrontation with humans unless they believe they are being provoked or cornered. A rattlesnake bite can be very painful, but is rarely fatal since anti-venom is readily available in the Desert Southwest areas.
Arizona’s Valley of the Sun has more golf courses per capita than any other state west of the Mississippi River – 2.5 Million golfers can hit the links there every year.
Humphrey’s Peak is the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet.
The Colorado River is the lowest point in Arizona at 70 feet.
The Fountain at Fountain ills, Arizona is believed to be the tallest in the world.
Saguaro Cacti, which can grow as high as a five-story building, are native to Arizona.
The age of a saguaro cactus can be determined by its height.
The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000,000 pennies.
The saguaro cactus flowers every year in May and June.
A Class 2 misdemeanor occurs if one places a mark upon a flag which is “likely to provoke physical retaliation”.
Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time on a year round basis. The one exception is the Navajo Nation, located in the northeast corner of the state, which observes the daylight savings time change.
In Glendale, Arizona it is illegal to drive a car in reverse.
Bisbee, located in Tombstone Canyon, is known as the Queen of the Copper Mines. During its mining history the town was the largest city between Saint Louis and San Francisco.
Tombstone, Arizona is also where the famed “OK Corral” fight was with Wyatt Earp.
In 1926, the Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the Eastern states.
The state’s most popular wonders included the Grand Canyon, Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon Caves, Lake Powell/Rainbow Bridge, Peterified Forest/Painted Desert, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Sedona Oak Creek Canyon, Salt River Canyon, Superstition Mountains, Picacho Peak State Park, Saguaro National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, and the Colorado River.
Ok, Arizonians….How well did you know your state? Arizona is great, come and see us if you haven’t already!
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