Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
6. California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and the state of Sonora Mexico all border Arizona.
75 mph. Phoenix is the largest city in the nation in square miles. The city limits extend several miles north of populated areas along Interstate 17 where the posted speed limit is 75 mph.
|At one time these animals were used to transport goods across Arizona. What were they?||Arizona
|The Eagles mentioned an Arizona town in their hit 'Take It Easy.' What was the name of the town?||Arizona
Winslow. 'Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona....'
|Where was the original London Bridge shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed?||Arizona
The bola tie is the official state neckwear.. The Arizona tree frog is the official state amphibian. The ringtail is the official state mammal. The age of a saguaro cactus is determined by its height.
|Which President signed the documents that made Arizona into a state?||Arizona
William Howard Taft. Arizona was granted statehood on February 14, 1912.
|Who is credited with naming both Phoenix and Tempe?||Arizona
Daryll Dupa. Dupa was an English adventurer who was steeped in the classics. He named Phoenix after the mythical bird that rose from its ashes, because the new town was built over an ancient Hohokam settlement along the Salt River. He named Tempe after the legendary Vale of Tempe in Greece.
|Which city was the Territorial capital until 1889?||Arizona
Winslow. Dedicated in 1999, the 'park' consists of a mural and life-size statue of a man standing on the corner. Inspired by the Eagles' hit 'Take it Easy'. (Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...)
|What city was the capital of Arizona Territory before it became a state?||Arizona Fun Facts
Prescott. Today, you can see the first Governor's Mansion on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum.
|What hotel, an Arizona landmark, is nicknamed the 'Jewel of the Desert'?||Arizona Fun Facts
Arizona Biltmore. A landmark since 1929, the resort sits at the foot of Squaw Peak Mountain.
Colorado. It drains water from seven states.
|Which Arizona city is home to the largest flowering rose bush in the world?||Arizona Fun Facts
Tombstone. This natural wonder spreads over 8,000 square feet.
|What movie actor was killed in a car accident in Florence, Arizona, in October 1940?||Arizona Fun Facts
Tom Mix. There's a memorial at the accident site on US 89 where Mix flipped the car he was driving at 80 miles per hour. His neck broke, killing him instantly.
Humphreys Peak. Humphreys Peak is 12,633 feet high.
Arizonan. Some famous Arizonans include Kerri Strug, John McCain, Bill Keane, and Barry Goldwater.
"Arizona". The state song was written by Margret R. Clifford and Maurice Blumenthal.
Phoenix. It is held in Phoenix in late October-early November.
Turquoise. The turquoise was used by Native Americans in jewelry and was named the state gemstone in 1974. It is unusual because it is not crystalline in structure and is found only in desert regions.
Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake. The ridge-nosed rattlesnake lives mainly in the Huachuca, Santa Rita, and Empire Mountains and was made official in 1986.
Ringtail. The ringtail is a relative of the raccoon and is sometimes called the ringtailed cat. It is smaller than the raccoon and has a longer, distinctly ringed tail.
t. This fossil is found in the Petrified Forest National Park. It was named the state fossil in 1988.
Apache Trout. It is also called the Arizona trout, and is native to only a small area in east-central Arizona.
Arizona Tree Frog. It is also called the mountain tree frog and is found mainly in the Huachucas. It is less than two inches long.
Saguaro Cactus Blossom. This is a pure white flower that blooms on the tips of the saguaro cactus during May and June. It became the state flower in 1931.