1.  Oraibi, a Hopi village located in Navajo County, Arizona, dates back to before A.D. 1200 and is reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in America.
  2.  Built by Del Webb in 1960, Sun City, AZ was the first 55 plus active adult retirement community in the country.
  3.  Petrified wood is the official state fossil.  The Petrified Forest in northeastern AZ contains America’s largest deposits of petrified wood.
  4.  Many of the founders of San Francisco in 1776 were Spanish colonists from Tubac, AZ.
  5.  Phoenix originated in 1866 as a hay camp to supply military post Camp McDowell.
  6. Chino Valley’s Fort Whipple was a U.S. Army post that served as Arizona Territory’s first capital prior to the founding of Prescott.  The post was founded in January 1864, but was moved in May 1864 to Granite Creek near present-day Prescott.
  7.  Prior to President Abraham Lincoln signing the Arizona Organic Act on February 24, 1863 to create Arizona Territory, AZ was part of the territory of New Mexico.
  8.  Rainfall averages for Arizona range from less than three inches in the deserts to more than 30 inches per year in the mountains.
  9.  Rising to a height of 12,643 feet, Mount Humphrey’s north of Flagstaff is the state’s highest mountain.
  10.  Roadrunners are not just in cartoons!  In Arizona, you’ll see them running up to 17-mph away from their enemies.