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Arizona Fast Facts

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Date Admitted to the Union:

February 14, 1912 - Arizona was the 48th state.

Arizona State Capital:

Phoenix

State Nickname:

Grand Canyon State

State Motto:

Ditat deus.
Translation: God enriches.

Arizona State Bird:

Cactus Wren

Arizona State Flower:

Saguaro Cactus Blossom

Arizona State Tree:

Palo Verde

Cities With Population Over 100,000:

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Mesa
  • Glendale
  • Chandler
  • Scottsdale
  • Gilbert
  • Tempe
  • Peoria

Ten Famous People From Arizona :

  • Cesar Chavez, Labor Leader
  • Cochise, Apache Indian Chief
  • Geronimo, Apache Indian Chief
  • Barry Goldwater, Politician
  • Zane Grey, Author
  • John McCain, Politician
  • Phil Mickelson, Golfer
  • Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court Justice
  • Steven Spielberg, Director/Producer
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

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