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Arizona Capital Building

Arizona Capital Building, 1908.

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Arizona became the 48th state on February 14, 1912, the last of the contiguous states to be admitted into the Union.

The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.

The Arizona trout is found only in the Arizona.

Wyatt Earp was neither the town marshal or the sheriff in Tombstone, Arizona at the time of the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. His brother Virgil was the town marshal, who had temporarily deputized Wyatt, Morgan and Doc Holliday prior to the gunfight.

In Arizona, it is against the law for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.

Arizona leads the nation in copper production.

Petrified wood is the official state fossil. Most petrified wood comes from the Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona.

A class 2 misdemeanor occurs if one places a mark upon a flag which is "likely to provoke physical retaliation".

The bola tie is the official state neckwear.
 
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 Arizona, it is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

The Castilian and Burgundian flags of Spain, the Mexican flag, the Confederate flag, and the flag of the United States have all flown over the land area that has become Arizona.

In Mesa it is illegal to smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of a public place unless you have a Class 12 liquor license.

In 1926, the Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the eastern states.

 

The geographic center of Arizona is 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Prescott.

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.

When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.

 

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, February, 2004.

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The state's most popular natural wonders include the Grand Canyon, Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon Caves, Lake Powell/Rainbow Bridge, Petrified 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.

 

No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house in Prescott, Arizona.

Once a rowdy copper mining town, Jerome's population dwindled to as few as 50 people after the mines closed in 1953.

The capital of the Navajo Reservation is Window Rock.

 

Located in Fountain Hills is a fountain believed to be the tallest in the world.

 

Four Corners is noted as the spot in the United States where a person can stand in four states at the same time.

The age of a saguaro cactus is determined by its height.

Arizona, among all the states, has the largest percentage of its land set aside and designated as Indian lands. 

Oraibi is the oldest Indian settlement in the United States. The Hopis Indians founded it.

Grand Canyon's Flaming Gorge got its name for its blazing red and orange colored, twelve-hundred-foot-high walls.

There are 11.2 million acres of National Forest in Arizona and one fourth of the state is forested. The largest forest is comprised of Ponderosa Pine.

It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine. 

The largest freshwater striped bass caught in Arizona was at Bullhead City. It weighed 59 lbs. 12 oz.

Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.
 

The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City. When the bridge, built in the 1830s began to sink into the Thames River in the 1960s, it was replaced by a more modern concrete bridge. Then, England put the stones up for sale in 1967. A  man named Robert P. McCulloch Sr., purchased the bridge on April 17, 1968, at a cost of $2,460,000.   The 10,246 blocks were shipped to Arizona and reassembled over a lagoon at the edge Lake Havasu at a cost of $3 Million. The Bridge opened in 1971.

 

In Globe, Arizona Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American.

 

It snowed 400.9 inches during the winter of 1972-1973 at Sunrise Mountain.

 

London Bridge at Lake Havasu

London Bridge courtesy Lake Havasu Convention and

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The famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral did NOT occur at the O.K. Corral. When the Earps and the Clantons shot it out in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881, their famous battle took place in a vacant lot between Fly’s Photograph Gallery and the Harwood house on Tombstone’s Fremont Street. The O.K. Corral was located nearby, however, and somehow its name became attached to the famous shootout.

 

 

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Three donkeys in the Grand Canyon, 1905

Three donkeys at the Grand Canyon in 1905.

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