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This Day in History, February 14th – Arizona becomes the 48th State

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It was 107 years ago today, February 14, 1912 that Arizona became the 48th State added to the United States of America. That’s right, today is our states Birthday, and we’ve had quite the history. As I have an interest in history, our state happens to satisfy my thirst. All over our state one can find the remains of Ghost Towns, Indian ruins, and other historical places.

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It is one thing to read about these sites, but another more profound experience to visit them, and our state offers much. Though the east coast boasts much of the Revolution and our countries early founding’s, not to mention the Civil War, our state is boundless in wonders. Why, in a short drive, you could visit the cliff dwellings of Montezuma’s Castle, and the ruins of Wupatki and Tuzigoot.

Explore caves and Ghost Town ruins, while also looking at several operational mines as well. Take a trip on a train, or visit the Grand Canyon. If your interests are “out of this world” the Lowell Observatory or the ASU campus is the right place for you. As we live our lives in this great state, remember that adventure is all around. Be careful, for there is danger in such beauty, bring water along with you for we are known as an arid zone, we are Arizona.

About the Author

Ronald G. Mayer Jr. is a Native of Arizona and a graduate of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He teaches history at Liberty Traditional School in Prescott Valley where he resides. He looks forward to a career as a Professor of History.

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2 responses to “This Day in History, February 14th – Arizona becomes the 48th State”

  1. chris says:

    actually if you do the math it was 107 yrs

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