Saturday, January 2, 2010


Grand Canon State

A person from Arizona is called an Arizonan.

The Arizona trout is found only in the Arizona.

The bola tie is the official state neckwear.

Arizona's most abundant mineral is copper.

Turquoise is the official state gemstone. The blue-green stone has a somewhat waxy surface and can be found throughout the state.

The saguaro cactus blossom is the official state flower. The white flower blooms on the tips of the saguaro cactus during May and June. The saguaro is the largest American cactus.

The cactus wren is the official state bird. It grows seven to eight inches long and likes to build nests in the protection of thorny desert plants like the arms of the giant saguaro cactus.

The Palo verde is the official state tree. Its name means green stick and it blooms a brilliant yellow-gold in April or May.

The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory in the city of Sells.

The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.

Tombstone, Ruby, Gillette, and Gunsight are among the ghost towns scattered throughout the state.

Arizona is home of the Grand Canyon National Park.

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

Grand Canyon's Disaster Falls was named to commemorate the site of a previous explorer's wreck.

Grand Canyon's Marble Canyon got its name from its thousand-foot-thick seam of marble and for its walls eroded to a polished glass finish

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This Article was by Michelle At People's Natural Living

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