The name "Lake Havasu" derives from the Chemehuevi meaning "Land of the Blue Green Water".
Arizona's highest recorded temperature was 128 degrees at Lake Havasu City, June 29, 1994.
The climatology of the area is such that Lake Havasu City is often the warmest location in the entire state,
and oftentimes, the entire country.
Arizona became the 48th state on February 14, 1912.
The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City. When the
bridge, built in the 1830s began to sink into the Thames River in the 1960s, it was replaced by a more modern
concrete bridge. Then, England put the stones up for sale in 1967. A man named Robert P. McCulloch Sr.,
purchased the bridge on April 17, 1968, at a cost of $2,460,000. The 10,246 blocks were shipped to
Arizona and reassembled over a lagoon at the edge Lake Havasu at a cost of $3 Million. The Bridge opened in
In Arizona there's a bird that can run faster than it can fly. The roadrunner you find in Arizona is the Greater
Roadrunner and it can run at speeds of up to 15mph – faster than it can fly!
A saguaro cactus will take between 50 and 100 years to grow an arm.
Arizona once had a navy consisting of two boats on the Colorado River. They were used to prevent California
from encroaching on Arizona territory.
In World War II, many Navajos enlisted as secret agents. Our enemies could never understand the Navajo
language to learn our military secrets.
Don't believe everything you hear. Legend has it that the barrel cactus is a good source of water in the desert.
Well, you can try it, but you won't like it. The pulp can be crushed to create a liquid, but the juice would peel
the hide off a Gila Monster.
Arizona has more boat owners per head of population than any other state in the USA.
The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.
The flags that have flown over Arizona before it was know as "Arizona": the flags of Spain (Castilian and
Burgundian), the Mexican flag, the Confederate flag, and the flag of the United States
The Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone did not take place at the OK Corral but on a nearby vacant lot,
and it only lasted about thirty seconds. The legend, however, has lasted since 1881. Wyatt Earp was
neither the town marshal or the sheriff in Tombstone, Arizona at the time of the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral.
His brother Virgil was the town marshal, who had temporarily deputized Wyatt, Morgan and Doc Holliday
prior to the gunfight.
The largest freshwater striped bass caught in Arizona was at Bullhead City. It weighed 59 lbs. 12 oz.
The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory in the city of Sells.
Arizona has more mountains than Switzerland and more golf courses than Scotland.
Arizona is one of the Four Corners states, the only place in the USA where a person can be in four different
states at the same time.
Only 15% of Arizona is privately owned. The rest is made up of government and state-owned land.
People think of Arizona as a desert state, yet it would be more accurate to think of it as a tree-covered state.
It has the largest contiguous strand of ponderosa pine trees in the United States and over half the state is
made up of mountains and plateaus. One-quarter of Arizona is made up of forest land, including 11.2 million
acres of National Forest.
Arizona has been known to have both the hottest and the coldest temperatures in the nation on the same day.
It snowed 400.9 inches during the winter of 1972-1973 at Sunrise Mountain.
Famous Arizonans: Glen Campbell, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Tanya Tucker (singers), Cesar Chavez
(labor leader), Cochise, Geronimo (Apache Chiefs), Wyatt Earp (marshal), Barry Goldwater, John McCain
(politician), Helen Hull Jacobs (Tennis), Zane Grey (novelist), Sandra Day O'Connor (US Supreme Court),
David Spade (comedien), Stewart Udall (Secretary of the Interior), Steven Spielberg (film director), Joan Ganz
Cooney (producer of Sesame Street)
Odd Arizona Laws
Don't believe everything you hear...
Legend has it that the barrel cactus is a good source of water in the desert. Well, you can try it, but you won't like it.
The pulp can be crushed to create a liquid, but the juice would peel the hide off a Gila Monster.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the State of Arizona. At one time camels were used to transport goods across Arizona.
Arizona's highest recorded temperature was 128 degrees at
Lake Havasu City,
June 29, 1994
The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to
The Largest Freshwater Striped Bass was caught in Bullhead City, AZ weighing in at 59 lbs. 12 oz.
In Arizona there's a bird that can run faster than it can fly. The roadrunner you find in Arizona is the Greater Roadrunner and it can run at speeds of up to 15mph...
... faster than it can fly!
... faster than it can fly!
You can be in 4 different states at once!
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