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 Arizona, USA

"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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  • 1821 - All of Arizona governed by Mexico

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • 1846 - The Mexican-American War began

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • 1854 - Copper discovered in Arizona

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • 1858 - Gold found in the Gila River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources /state-facts/ arizona.html

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/s tate-facts/ arizona.html

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

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 26, 1881

  • 1881 - The first railroad crossed the state of Arizona

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • News 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.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 4, 1886

  • News 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

  • News 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 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 Californi...Read MORE...


  • News 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...Read MORE...


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

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 30, 1899

  •  Arizona, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  •  Arizona, USA
    Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
    Hotel Adams and Valley National Bank Building
    Postcard
  •  Arizona, USA
    Sedona, Coconino, Arizona, USA
    Postcard
  • 1911 - The Roosevelt Dam project completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • News 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.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 9, 1918

  • 1919 - Grand Canyon National Park established

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

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

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ arizona.html

  •  Arizona, USA
    Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, USA
    Hassayampa Hotel

    "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... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1936 - Hoover Dam completed and dedicated

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm

  • 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 downstrea...Read MORE...


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Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Hotel Adams and Valley National Bank Building
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Sedona, Coconino, Arizona, USA
Postcard

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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois



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Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, USA
Hassayampa Hotel

"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... Read MORE...

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  • 1821 - All of Arizona governed by Mexico

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 1846 - The Mexican-American War began

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 1848 - The Mexican-American War ended; most of the land became part of the United States of America

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Copper discovered in Arizona

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 1858 - Gold found in the Gila River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources /state-facts/ arizona.html
  • 1869 - John Wesley Powell explored the Grand Canyon by boat along the Colorado River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/s tate-facts/ arizona.html
  • 1881 - The first railroad crossed the state of Arizona

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • News  1881 - October 26 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurs in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 26, 1881
  • News  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.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 4, 1886
  • News  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
  • News  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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • News  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... Read MORE...

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

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 30, 1899
  • 1911 - The Roosevelt Dam project completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 1912 - Arizona became the 48th State on February 14th, Valentine's Day

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • News  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.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 9, 1918
  • 1919 - Grand Canyon National Park established

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 1926 - The Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the eastern states.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ arizona.html
  • 1936 - Hoover Dam completed and dedicated

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 1968 - London Bridge moved from England, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aztimeln.htm
  • 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... Read MORE...

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