The 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western setting sun.
Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado's Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540.
The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the largest producer of copper in the nation,
a copper star was placed in the flag's center. Flag adopted in 1917
Arizona was the 48th state to join the union.
It was settled in 1776 and entered the union on Feb. 14, 1912.
The state capitol is in Phoenix.
Their nickname is: The Grand Canyon State
Their motto is: God enriches
Origin of state's name: Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Aztec Indian word meaning "silver-bearing."
Also based on Pima Indianword "arizonac" for "little spring place."
Below is a list of some of the ciites we have visisted during our trip(s) to Arizona.
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Page last updated August 2014.
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