YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY)- Happy Birthday Arizona!
According to 50states.com, here are the following Arizona Facts and Trivia:
- The saguaro cactus blossom is the official state flower. The white flower blooms on the tips of the saguaro cactus during May and June. The saguaro is the largest American cactus.
- The Palo verde is the official state tree. Its name means green stick and it blooms a brilliant yellow-gold in April or May.
- Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time on a year-round basis. The one exception is the Navajo Nation, located in the northeast corner of the state, which observes the daylight savings time change.
- World War II brought much military personnel to train at Luke and Thunderbird fields in Glendale.
- The age of a saguaro cactus is determined by its height.
- The famous labor leader, Ceasar Estrada Chavez, was born in Yuma.
- Tombstone, Ruby, Gillette, and Gunsight are among the ghost towns scattered throughout the state.
- The Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake is perhaps the most beautiful of all eleven species of rattlesnakes found in Arizona.
- The state's most popular natural wonders include the Grand Canyon, Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon Caves, Lake Powell/Rainbow Bridge, Petrified Forest/Painted Desert, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Sedona Oak Creek Canyon, Salt River Canyon, Superstition Mountains, Picacho Peak State Park, Saguaro National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, and the Colorado River.
- The Castilian and Burgundian flags of Spain, the Mexican flag, the Confederate flag, and the flag of the United States have all flown over the land area that has become Arizona.
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