Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Birthday, Arizona!

Today is the anniversary of Arizona being admitted to our United States of America.
Date of Admittance: 
February 14, 1912
The name is said to be the Spanish spelling of a Pima word for "small spring."   
Place in the Family 
Number 48
Arizona was admitted one month after New Mexico (Jan 1912). 
Then Arizona held the title of "Last State" for nearly 50 years, 
until Alaska and Hawaii came on board in 1959. 
"God Enriches"
Kind of an odd motto to have for a frickin' desert, don't you think? 
The Grand Canyon State
I've been there, and it is grand. 

On the License Plate 
Simple design with nice colors!

State Flag
A golden star on a blue tableau with red and yellow sun-bursts. 
This is probably the best state flag I've seen since Rhode Island! 
Nice, Arizona, very nice!

First City You Probably Think of 
When You Think "Arizona" 
Actual State Capital:Phoenix

State Size (Area) is 6th of 50
Population is closer to 20th of 50
(per 2000 Census figures)

Arizona Sports: 
NFL (Arizona Cardinals)
They used to be "my" team when they were 
the St. Louis Cardinals, actually. 

MLB (Arizona Diamondbacks)


NHL (Phoenix Coyotes)
One of my favorites until I 
moved to Ohio. I love the idea of 
coyotes playing ice hockey!!

Anybody From Arizona
Ever Grow Up To Be President?

Arizona Celebrities
Sen. Barry Goldwater
Republican leader & visionary

Marty Robbins
singer, "El Paso"

Jack Elam
actor, "Cannonball Run"

Cesar Chavez
union leader

Lynda Carter
actress, "Wonder Woman"

Linda Ronstadt
singer, "When Will I Be Loved?"

Stevie Nicks 
singer, "Edge of Seventeen"

Gin Blossoms
band, "Hey Jealousy"

Matt Dallas
actor, "Kyle XY"

Dierks Bentlley
singer, "5-1-5-0"

Emma Stone
actress, "Crazy Stupid Love"

A Song For You....
"By The Time I Get to Phoenix"
by Jimmy Webb
performed by Glen Campbell
also shouts out Albuquerque and Oklahoma

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