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Cross-Cultural State Resource

Arizona

Arizona State Map - EVSP

History: Arizona became a state February 14, 1912. It was the 48th state to join the United States.

The amount of copper on the roof of the Arizona Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies

Famous Arizonians: Emma Stone, Stevie Nicks, Dierks Bentley, Joe Jonas, Cesar Chavez, Barry Goldwater (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-arizona for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Phoenix, Arizona
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Grand Canyon State”
    The nickname celebrates the state’s most famous natural feature, the Grand Canyon.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale
  • Average Climate: 45-106°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Prickly pear cactus, mesquite pod flower, navajo-churro sheep, cheese crisps, menudo, sun tea, tamales (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/arizona/az-favorite-food-and-drinks/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: http://www.visitarizona.com/

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Arizona is available at http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/arizona/az-historical-landmarks

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Alaska include:

Minor / Major League Teams

Major league sports teams in Arizona include:

Minor league sports teams in Arizona include: