Special Sub-Topic: The Copper State
|Get your kicks on Route 66. These three Arizona towns were located on the 'Mother Road', Route 66:|
Kingman, Winslow, Flagstaff. Barstow, Victorville and Needles were on Route 66 in California.
|The highest elevation in Arizona is located in the San Francisco mountains north of Flagstaff. That highest point is:|
Humphrey's Peak. Humphrey's Peak is 12,670 feet about sea level; the other peaks are fictious.
|The small community of Colorado City, Arizona is renown for its:|
Polygamy. Colorado City and its sister town of Hildale, Utah are polygamous communities, that are virtual theocracies.
|Tucson, the premier city of southern Arizona, is known by what nickname:|
The Old Pueblo. Tucson traces its European roots to 1694.
|Nearly 25% of present Arizona was acquired from Mexico in 1854. This acquisition is referred to as:|
The Gadsden Purchase. The Gadsden Purchase consisted of all lands south of the Gila River. This added 27,305 square miles to Arizona.
|In 1893, Arizona was made a territory in its own right. Prior to the formation of Arizona Territory, what political subdivision did it belong to:|
New Mexico Territory. When Arizona Territory was formed, it included present day Clark (Las Vegas) County, Nevada, which at that time was called Pah-Ute County. This was ceded to Nevada in 1866.
|In the early Twentieth Century, an important dam that supplied water to the Phoenix area was dedicated by a U.S. president. This dam is called:|
Roosevelt Dam. Teddy Roosevelt dedicated the dam in 1911. This was the first and foremost of many dams and irrigation projects that make the 'Valley of the Sun' habitable and agriculturally productive.
|This Arizona county has a larger land area than New Hampshire, Delaware and New Jersey combined.|
Coconino County. Coconino County contains 18,567 square miles of area, about 200 sq. mi. larger than the three states combined. It is the second largest county in the USA after San Bernardino County, California.
| World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks play their home games at which venue:|
Chase Field Ballpark. This 49,033 seat ballpark opened for the Diamondbacks premier season in 1998. It was constructed in 28 months at a cost of $354 million. It has a retractable roof to keep out the extreme heat of Phoenix summers.
|The oldest continuously inhabited community in North America is:|
Oraibi. Orabi is located on the Hopi Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. It has been occupied since about 1100 AD. The Hopis are believed to be descendents of the prehistoric Anasazi.
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