26. The only place in the country where mail is delivered by mule is the
village of Supai, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
27. Located on Arizona’s western border, Parker Dam’s 320-foot depth makes it the deepest dam in the world.
28. South Mountain Park/Preserve in Phoenix is the largest municipal park in
29. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 55 miles west of
Phoenix generates more electricity than any other U.S. power plant.
30. Oraibi, a Hopi village located in Navajo County, Arizona dates back to
before 1200 A.D. and is reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited
community in America.
31. Built by Del Webb in 1960, Sun City, Arizona was the first 55-plus
active adult retirement community in the country.
32. Petrified wood is the official state fossil. The Petrified Forest in
northeastern Arizona contains America’s largest deposits of petrified wood.
33. Many of the founders of San Francisco in 1776 were Spanish colonists
from Tubac, Arizona.
34. Phoenix originated in 1866 as a hay camp to supply military post Camp
35. Rainfall averages for Arizona range from less than three inches in the
deserts to more than 30 inches per year in the mountains.
36. Rising to a height of 12,643 feet, Mount Humphreys north of Flagstaff is
the state’s highest mountain.
37. Roadrunners are not just in cartoons. In Arizona, you’ll see them
running away from their enemies at up to 17-mph!
38. The Saguaro cactus is the largest cactus found in the U.S. It can grow
as high as a five-story building and is native to the Sonoran Desert which
stretches across southern Arizona.
39. Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court,
grew up on a large family ranch near Duncan, Arizona.
40. The best-preserved meteor crater in the world is located near Winslow,
41. The average state elevation is 4,000 feet.
42. The Navajo Nation spans 27,000 square miles across the states of Utah,
Arizona, and New Mexico, but its capital is seated in Window Rock, Arizona.
43. The amount of copper utilized to make the copper dome atop Arizona’s
Capitol building is equivalent to the amount used in 4.8 million pennies.
44. Near Yuma, the Colorado River’s elevation dips to 70 feet above sea
level, making it the lowest point in the state.
45. The geographic center of Arizona is 55 miles southeast of Prescott near
the community of Mayer.
46. If you could pile four 1,300-foot skyscrapers on top of each other they
still would not reach from the floor of the Grand Canyon to its rim.
47. The hottest temperature recorded in Arizona was 128 degrees at Lake
Havasu City on June 29, 1994
48. The coldest temperature recorded in Arizona was 40 degrees below zero
at Hawley Lake on January 7, 1971.
49. At full capacity, a saguaro cactus can store 90 pounds of water per square foot of height.
50. The state of Massachusetts (7,838 sq. miles) could fit inside Maricopa County (9,922 sq. miles).
51. The westernmost battle of the Civil War was fought in Pinal County near Picacho Peak at Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862
52. There are 11.2 million acres of National Forest in Arizona, and one-fourth of the state is forested.
53. Wyatt Earp was neither the town marshal nor the sheriff in Tombstone at
the time of the shoot-out at the O..K. Corral. His brother Virgil was the
54. On June 6, 1936, the first barrel of tequila produced in the United
States rolled off the production line in Nogales, Arizona.
55. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse desert in North
56. Bisbee is the nation’s southernmost mile-high city.
57. Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the two largest man-made lakes in the U.S., are located in Arizona.
58. The longest remaining intact section of Route 66 is in Arizona
running from Seligman to Topock, a total of 157 unbroken miles.
59. The 13 stripes on the Arizona state flag represent the 13 original colonies of
the United States.
60. The negotiations for Geronimo’s final surrender took place in Skeleton
Canyon, near present-day Douglas, Arizona, in1886.
61. Prescott, Arizona is home to the world’s oldest rodeo and Payson,
Arizona is home to the world’s oldest continuous rodeo, both of which date
back to the 1880’s.
62. Kartchner Caverns, near Benson, Arizona, is a massive limestone cave
with 13,000 feet of passages, two rooms as long as football fields, and one
of the world’s longest soda straw stalactites: measuring 21 feet 3 inches.
63. In Arizona you may carry a loaded firearm on your person, no permit required
64. Arizona has one of the lowest crime rates in the U.S.A.