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           Interesting Arizona Facts

Arizona leads the nation in copper production.  The official state gemstone is Turquoise.
  The Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the eastern states in 1926. Bisbee   
    is known as the Queen of the Copper Mines.  The ridge-nosed rattlesnake is perhaps the   
      most beautiful of all eleven of the rattlesnakes found in Arizona. A person can stand in four  
    States at the same time in the city of Four Corners. Largest Cities: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa,
      Glendale, and Scottsdale-Border States: California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah

 
Nickname: Grand Canyon State-Motto: Ditat Deus (God enriches) Origin of State Name:   
 Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Aztec Indian word meaning "silver-bearing."        
Also based on Pima Indian word "arizonac" for "little spring place."-Counties: 15            
 Largest Cities: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale-Border States: California,    
 Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah-Land Area: 113,510 sq. mi., 6th largest                 
Highest Point: Humphreys Peak, 12,633 ft-Lowest Point: Colorado River, 70 ft               
 State Bird: Cactus Wren-State Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom (carnegiea gigantea)       
       State Tree: Palo verde (cercidium)-State Song: Arizona-State Web Site: www.state.az.us        

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