Check out these Arizona facts!
Even though Arizona is one of the youngest states in the US, it doesn’t take a historian to tell you we’re brimming with unique history. Here are just a few intriguing facts that contribute to making the Valley such a wonderful place to call home,
- Arizona was born into the Union on February 14th and is sometimes referred to as ‘The Valentines State’.
- Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
- The official bird of Arizona is the cactus wren. It’s one of the few creatures capable of building nests within prickly plants like the saguaro cactus.
- It would take nearly 4,800,000 pennies to equal the amount of copper used on the roof of the Capitol building. Copper is also Arizona’s most abundant resource.
- Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time (MST), a time zone unaffected by Daylight Saving Time.
- The west is well known for its ghost towns. Within Arizona, tourists will find Tombstone, Ruby, Gillette and Gunsight.
- Arizona first became connected to the east coast via the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1926, roughly 14 years following its admission to the Union.
- A widely held belief holds that the world’s tallest fountain is located in Fountain Hills.
- Long before our sprawling freeways were constructed, camels were considered one of the most efficient methods of transferring goods across Arizona.
- The city of Phoenix originated as a hay camp to nearby Camp McDowell in 1866.
- Arizona has the highest percentage of dedicated lands to Native Americans.
- The valley is home to the world’s greatest dentists, DC Dental! (Hey, we had to throw it in somewhere!)
DC Dental is proud to call the great state of Arizona home!