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Thursday, February 14, 2013

101!


It's our birthday today.


Arizona is 101 years old today.


February 14, 1912 the Arizona Territory became the state of Arizona.  It was the 48th state admitted to the union and the last of the contiguous states.





It's a pretty good state to be in.  A lot of beauty lives here.


Not the least of that beauty is in our official state flag.



The top half of the flag has thirteen rays of alternating red and yellow, representing the original 13 states.  The copper star in the center represents the copper mining industry of Arizona.  The bottom half of the flag is the same blue as in the United States flag and represents liberty.  The actual design of the flag wasn't adopted until February 17th, 1917 by the third state legislature.  And that's your history lesson for today.


Oh and by the way, Happy Valentines Day!


5 comments:

  1. So you "heart" SWMBO and AZ. Very efficient use of special occassions I'd say. :)

    S

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  2. Happy birthday Arizona! And Happy Valentine's Day to you and SWMBO.

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  3. I almost forgot about that. Happy birthday Arizona.

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  4. Arizona is beautiful, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  5. They are beautiful photos. And I "lifted" every one of them from the Interwebs!

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