Arizona Trivia

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Arizona is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:
• Mesa's founder was the great-grandfather of Fay Wray, star of King Kong (1933)
• The place to go for great burgers in Kayenta is also the place to learn about the Navajo Code Talkers
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Overview

Arizona is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:
• Mesa's founder was the great-grandfather of Fay Wray, star of King Kong (1933)
• The place to go for great burgers in Kayenta is also the place to learn about the Navajo Code Talkers
• Phoenix native Joan Ganz Cooney created Sesame Street
• Irving Berlin wrote the greatest Christmas song of all time--''White Christmas''--while sitting beside a swimming pool in Phoenix
• One of the seven species of horned lizards found in Arizona is the horny toad, which squirts blood from its eyes when frightened
• Chandler holds an annual Ostrich Festival--one of the Top 10 Unique Festivals in the United States
• The only two communities in the U.S. where postal workers still deliver mail by mule are both in the Grand Canyon--in Havasu Falls, where the Havasupai tribe has lived for 800 years, and in Phantom Ranch, a resort village
• The ''Jojo's'' mentioned in the Beatles' song ''Get Back'' was a popular bar in Tucson
• And more.
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Arizona doesn't officially celebrate its centennial as a state until 2012, but the festivities really begin with this collection of disparate facts about this wondrous locale. The trivia is fascinating: Did you know, for instance, that Arizona's highest temperature ever was the 128 degrees Fahrenheit recorded at Lake Havasu in June 1994? Or that little Orabi, Arizona, can claim to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the entire United States, having been occupied since the 12th century?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897278499
  • Publisher: Blue Bike Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,374,149
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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