The ring tail is the official state mammal. The Ring-tail is a small fox-like animal about two and a half feet in length and is a shy nocturnal creature.
The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to 4,100%, 000 pennies.
Arizona observes the mountain standard time on an annual basis. The only exception is the Navajo Nation, which is located in the northeast corner of the state and observes the summer time changeover.
The battleship USS Arizona was named in honor of the state. It was commissioned in 1913 and launched in 1915 by the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
World War II encouraged many military personnel to train in the fields of Luke and Thunderbird in Glendale.
The Castilian and Burgundian flags of Spain, the Mexican flag, the Confederate flag and the flag of the United States have all flown over the land area that has become Arizona.
In 1926, the Southern Pacific Railroad joined Arizona with the eastern states.
The geographic center of Arizona is 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Prescott.
The most abundant mineral in Arizona is copper.
Bisbee, located in Tombstone Canyon, is known as the queen of copper mines. During its mining history, the city was the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco.
The most popular natural wonders of the state include the Grand Canyon, the Havasu Canyon, the Grand Canyon Caves, the Lake Powell / Rainbow Bridge, the Petrified Forest / Painted Desert, Monument Valley, the Sunset Crater, the Meteor Crater, the Sedona Oak Creek Canyon, the Salt River Canyon and the Superstition Mountains, Picacho Peak State Park, Saguaro National Park, Chiricahua National Monument and the Colorado River.
The Arizona tree frog is the official amphibian of the state. The frog is actually between three-quarters to two inches long.
Formerly a harsh copper mining town, Jerome's population sank to 50 in 1953 after the mines closed.