Arizona Trivia

Arizona Trivia

by Paul Sonderberg, Lisa Wojna
     
 
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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897278499
Publisher:
Blue Bike Books
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

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