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"Land of extremes. Land of contrasts. Land of surprises. Land of contradictions. A land that is never to be fully understood but always to be loved...That is Arizona." Federal Writers' Project, Arizona
The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

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.
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"There are two sides in the argument over the origin of Arizona's name. One side says that the name comes from the Basque aritz onak (“good oak”) and was applied to the territory because the oak trees reminded the Basque settlers in the area of their homeland. The other side says that the name comes from the Spanish Arizonac, which was derived from the O'odham (the language of the native Pima people) word ali ?ona-g (“having a little spring”), which might refer to actual springs or a site near rich veins of silver discovered in 1736." mentalfloss.com




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"Since 1927, when writers and artists were drawn to the stunning landscapes of the American Southwest, the Hassayampa Inn has been the "Grand Jewel of Prescott," a fashionable resort for the well-heeled. Georgia O'Keefe stayed here. So did D.H. Lawrence, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Tom Mix, and Will Rogers." (www.facebook.com/ HassayampaInn/ about/ )
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1821 - All of Arizona governed by Mexico

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1846 - The Mexican-American War began

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1848 - The Mexican-American War ended; most of the land became part of the United States of America

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1854 - Copper discovered in Arizona

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1858 - Gold found in the Gila River

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1863 -Prior to President Abraham Lincoln signing the Arizona Organic Act on February 24, 1863 to create Arizona Territory, Arizona was part of the territory of New Mexico.

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1869 - John Wesley Powell explored the Grand Canyon by boat along the Colorado River

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1876 - The Chiricahua Apache chief Geronimo began ten years of raids against white settlements when the US government attempted to move his tribe from their traditional home in Arizona to a reservation in New Mexico.

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1881 - The first railroad crossed the state of Arizona

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1881 - October 26 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurs in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.

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October 26, 1881
1886 - September 4 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.

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September 4, 1886
1888 - An Apache Indian at San Carlos, A. T., got drunk on the 21st, killed his wife and child, and was shot by a sergeant of the guard.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 28, 1888
1892 - A Society Woman's Notes
Card cases are made to match gowns.

Crocodile skin shoes for young women will be one of the fashions in footwear this summer.

The latest whim for the owners of dogs is to make them wear shoes in the house for the purpose of protecting the polished floors. They are made of chamois, with leather soles.

Modern belles may get a suggestion from a statement recently encountered that the eighteenth century ladies carried a lemon in the left hand, setting their teeth in it from time to time to redden their lips.

Pale green stationery with address In dark green is a fashion of the moment in writing paper that is really handsome. Rose, yellow and heliotrope are also shown in very pale shades with the lettering always in a darker shade of the same color.
Tombstone Weekly Epitaph
Tombstone, Arizona
Sun., July 17, 1892
1895 - Arizona
Arizo'na, a territory of the United States, bordering on Mexico, is bounded N. by Utah and Nevada, E. by New Mexico, S. by Mexico, and W. by California and Nevada. The 37th degree of N. lat, is its northern, and the 109th degree of W. Lon. its eastern limit, and nearly all the border is washed by the navigable Rio Colorado of the West. Area, 113,020 square miles...
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1897 - Thanksgiving Advice
Cromatlc Notes.

The list of "don'ts" printed below will, it is hoped, be found particularly fitting at this season of the year. For the benefit of those who are seeking information as to what is and what is not proper at table, it-may be stated with considerable confidence that the maxims herewith attached and made a part of the exhibit may be followed as rigidly as circumstances will permit. Here they are:

Don't eat solid food from a spoon. Use your knife.

Don't pick your teeth with your fork. It injures the silver plating.

Don't drink out of the finger-bowl. You don't know who washed his hands in it last.

Don't be in too big a hurry to reach the desert. Give the ice cream a chance to freeze.

Don't drink too much wine. Refined people always 6top short of actual inebriety.

Don't gobble, even over the turkey. It can't hear you and In all probability, wouldn't recognize your voice if it could.

Don't swear, even if the butter has a blase taste. It is... Read MORE...

1899 - May 30 – Female outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Globe, Arizona.

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May 30, 1899
1911 - The Roosevelt Dam project completed

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1912 - Arizona became the 48th State on February 14th, Valentine's Day

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1918 - January 9 – U.S troops engage Yaqui Indian warriors in the Battle of Bear Valley in Arizona, a minor skirmish and the last battle between the United States and American Indians. The very end of the American Indian Wars.

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January 9, 1918
1919 - Grand Canyon National Park established

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1926 - The Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the eastern states.

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1936 - Hoover Dam completed and dedicated

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1968 - London Bridge moved from England, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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1970 - September 4-6 - The greatest natural disaster of record for Arizona occurred.
Unprecedented rains caused rivers in central Arizona to rise five to ten feet per hour, sweeping cars and buildings as far as 30 to 40 miles downstream. Flooding claimed the lives of 23 persons, mainly campers, and caused millions of dollars damage. Water crested 36 feet above normal near Sunflower AZ. Workman's Creek was deluged with 11.40 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. Moisture from Pacific Tropical Storm Norma led to the severe flooding.
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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Arizona:
Grand Canyon: This is a no-brainer. The Grand Canyon is one of the world's most famous natural wonders. Hike along the rim, take a mule ride, or even go white-water rafting in the Colorado River below.

Sedona: Known for its stunning red rock formations, Sedona is a haven for hikers and nature lovers. Don't miss the famous Cathedral Rock and the beautiful Oak Creek Canyon.

Antelope Canyon: Located near Page, this slot canyon is famous for its narrow passageways and stunning light beams. It's a photographer's dream.

Horseshoe Bend: Also near Page, this horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River is an iconic spot for photos. Be sure to bring your camera.

Monument Valley: You've likely seen it in many Western films. Take a guided tour through the dramatic red sandstone buttes and mesas.

Saguaro National Park: This park, split into two sections near Tucson, is home to thousands of towering saguaro cacti. It's a great place for hiking and stargazing.

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