Arizona FUN FACTS ABOUT
The Arizona State Fair runs October
5 through October 28. It is located at
1826 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix.
Arizona is one of only two states,
along with Hawaii, that does not
observe daylight saving time.
The Arizona Cardinals are the longest
franchise in the
League, dating back
State football rivalry,
known as the “Duel in
the Desert,” was first played in 1899.
The Territorial Cup, created for the
winner of the Arizona-Arizona State
football game, has been certified by
the NCAA as the oldest rivalry trophy
in college football.
Autumn is an active season for
rattlesnakes as they find food before
hibernating for the winter.
The Grand Canyon University men’s
basketball team is named the
“Antelopes.” The Antelopes play
NCAA Division 1 basketball, and
are coached by former Phoenix
Suns star Dan Majerle.
Christmas, Arizona is an
uninhabited mining community
in Gila County. The town was
created on December 25, 1902,
prompting the name.
Arizona’s White Mountains are
a popular destination for cutting
your own Christmas tree. Before
you go into the woods to cut your
tree, you are required to obtain a
Christmas tree permit.
The battleship USS Arizona was
named in honor of the state. It was
commissioned in 1913, and now rests
at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The northern portion of Arizona,
including the Grand Canyon,
Flagstaff, Sedona and Payson, has
four distinct seasons.
The average date
for the season’s first
(0.1 inch or more) in
Flagstaff, Arizona is
Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport has been
dubbed “America’s Friendliest
Prescott has been named the “Best
Destination in the State of Arizona
for Nature Lovers” by travel website
Expedia.com’s Viewfinder travel blog.
The amount of copper on the roof
of Arizona’s Capitol building is
equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.
In just their fourth year of existence,
the Arizona Diamondbacks won the
World Series on November 4, 2001
at Bank One Ballpark (now named
Chase Field) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Did You Know? / Arizona
The Arizona Veterans
Memorial Coliseum is a
arena located at the
Arizona State Fair
Film director Steven Spielberg
was raised in Phoenix, and
attended Arcadia High School.