Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Monday, April 1, 2013

A = Arizona: A to Z Blog Challenge

    Arizona has many nicknames: the Copper State, the Valentine State, and officially the Grand Canyon State.

Historically Arizona was the 48th state, the last of the continental states to join the United States. It became a state on Valentine’s Day, February 14,1912; thus the nickname of the Valentine State. It been the largest copper producer in the U.S. and of course, is the home of the Grand Canyon.

Visitors come from all over the world to visit the historic O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Jerome a ghostly mining town, Sedona the center of vortexes and artists, spring training in Phoenix, world class resorts in Scottsdale also the home of West World and the annual Arabian Horse Show.
The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix has a copper covered dome. The amount of copper would equal 4.8 million pennies.

Famous people who were born in Arizona, or made it their home for extended periods of time:

Erika Alexander

Rex Allen

Jules Asner

Erma Bombeck

Glen Campbell

Michael Carbajal
Lynda Carter

Cesar Chavez

Alice Cooper

Andy Devine

Louie Espinoza

Diana Gabaldon

Barry Goldwater

Zane Grey

Ira Hayes

Waylon Jennings

Bill Keane

Frank Luke Junior

Stephanie Meyer

Charles Mingus

Wayne Newton

Stevie Nicks

Marty Robbins

Linda Ronstadt

Paolo Soleri

Jordan Sparks

Pat Tillman

Tanya Tucker

John Wayne

Frank Lloyd Wright


Stay tuned for more fun and interesting facts about Arizona.

For more information on the A to Z Blogging Challenge go here.