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Arizona travel tips, SkyMed International

How many of these 15 facts about Arizona did you know?

  1. If you cut down an endangered Saguaro cactus, you could face up to a year in prison.
  2. Bill the Kid killed his first victim, Frank “Windy” Cahill, in Bonita, Arizona.
  3. The Grand Canyon is deeper than four 1,300-foot tall skyscrapers.
  4. The Grand Canyon is older than dinosaurs, which means there are no dinosaur fossils there, only those of trilobites, corals, and sponges.
  5. The Havasupai Indians actually live inside the Grand Canyon in a village near Havasu Creek.
  6. The legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral—the most famous shootout in the Americal Old West—only lasted 30 seconds and happened in Tombstone, Arizona, outside of Tucson.
  7. Arizona has the largest percentage of designated Indian land and has 21 federally recognized American Indian tribes.
  8. The country’s first barrel of tequila came through Nogales, Arizona, in 1936.
  9. The best-preserved meteor crater in the world is in Winslow, Arizona, also home to that corner made famous by Glenn Frey in his hit, “Take it Easy.”
  10. Bill Keane, the creator of the famous “The Family Circus” comic strip, is a native of Paradise Valley. The family’s adventures are sometimes set in Scottsdale.
  11. The roof of the Arizona Capitol building is made out of copper, the equivalent of 4.8 million pennies.
  12. The sun shines in Phoenix and Tucson 85% of the year, more than in Florida or Hawaii.
  13. Arizona is the only state besides Hawaii that doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time.
  14. One of the largest sundials in the world is in Carefree, Arizona, and measures 90 feet across.
  15. The bolo tie was designated as Arizona’s official state neckwear in 1973.

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