Arizona – The Grand Canyon State
From the Grand Canyon to Tucson, Arizona’s storied past reaches back thousands of years and you will enjoy it’s tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests.
One-quarter of the land is occupied by Indian reservations, where traditional life continues largely unaffected by mainstream US culture. There are also many ruins from the Anasazi period around the twelfth century which are preserved as National Monuments. Be sure to visit Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki.
Recreation abounds in Arizona from its famous golf courses to water sports at Lake Havasu, to its beautiful views of the Grand Canyon.
Enjoy your travels in Arizona and welcome to the Legends of the High Desert.
Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander
Editor/Founder, Legends of America
The 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union and the rays of the Western setting sun. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the largest producer of copper in the nation, a copper star was placed in the flag’s center.
By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated December 2020.