Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Arizona: 100 Years Old Today


I want to wish my state, Arizona a happy 100th birthday.   "Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, and it achieved statehood on February 14, 1912.  Arizona is noted for its desert climate in its southern half, where there are very hot summers and quite mild winters.  The northern half of Arizona also features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees, a very large, high plateau and some mountain ranges such as the San Francisco Mountains, as well as large, deep canyons, where there is much more moderate weather for three seasons of the year, plus significant snowfalls." (from Wikipedia)

There are many celebrations going on all over the state.  Here are some of the places where you can find these events:
http://phoenix.about.com/od/phoenixfactsandfiction/a/Arizona-Centennial.htm

Arizona history:
http://www.arizonaguide.com/experience-and-share/featured-article/100-years-of-arizonas-wild-west-past

To Purchase the book, "Arizona, 100 Years Grand":

6 comments:

  1. Wow, I went from the Old Dominion state to a state that is barely a state. Haha. Happy youthful birthday--AZ

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  2. I had no idea! Happy Birthday to your state and Happy Valentine's Day to you. :) I always learn so much about Arizona from reading your blog!

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  3. Yep Sis, AZ is a youthful 100 today, haha!

    Justine, Happy Valentines Day to you too. I love sharing the more interesting stories and places of this southwestern state.

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  4. I've only lived here in Arizona for 8 years (almost 9!) and AZ and I have not got along so well in the weather department and it's given me tons of sicknesses. That being said..I'm happy to call Arizona my new home! It's as if I never lived in good ol' Southern Cali for 18 years.

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