History UsefulNotes / Arizona

15th Feb '18 11:56:35 AM lakingsif
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* Creator/MareWinningham
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!!People from Arizona:
* [[Music/JimmyEatWorld Jim Adkins]]
* UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli
* Creator/SteveAllen
* [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Bennington]]
* Music/DierksBentley
* Creator/MichaelBiehn
* Creator/LyndaCarter
* Music/AliceCooper
* Creator/TedDanson
* Creator/AdamDevine
* Creator/JackElam
* Diana Gabaldon (''Literature/{{Outlander}}'')
* Creator/DavidHenrie
* Music/WaylonJennings
* [[Creator/ChelseaStaub Chelsea Kane]]
* Music/MeatPuppets
* Music/{{Megadeth}}
* Creator/StephenieMeyer
* Creator/HeatherMorris
* Music/BuckOwens
* Music/StevieNicks
* Creator/MaryLouiseParker
* Creator/BusyPhilipps
* Music/MartyRobbins
* Music/LindaRonstadt
* [[Music/{{fun}} Nate Ruess]]
* Creator/DavidSpade
* Creator/StevenSpielberg
* Creator/EmmaStone
* Creator/KateWalsh
* Creator/MareWinningham
6th Nov '17 2:50:14 PM cynicalcylon
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Arizona, the 48th and last state admitted in the contiguous United States, celebrated its centennial in 2012. It's best known for having the Grand Canyon, the Saguaro cactus and the Sonoran desert, and plenty of other noteworthy attractions. And for being really hot. Really, really, really hot. The Grand Canyon state offers unique interesting subjects seen nowhere else in the United States or the rest of the Earth.

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Arizona, the 48th and last state admitted in the contiguous United States, celebrated its centennial in 2012. It's best known for having the Grand Canyon, the Saguaro cactus and the Sonoran desert, and plenty of other noteworthy attractions. And for being really hot. Really, really, really ''really'' hot. The Grand Canyon state offers unique interesting subjects seen nowhere else in the United States or the rest of the Earth.
5th Nov '17 9:02:03 AM localarizonan
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* '''Gilbert:''' Largest incorporated ''town'' by population in the United States.

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* '''Gilbert:''' Largest incorporated ''town'' by population in the United States. Its population in 2016 was around 237,000, just behind Chandler (around 247,000), which is a city.
16th Sep '17 10:47:16 AM lakingsif
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Also of note, the state of Arizona has had one ship of the United States Navy named in its honor, the battleship USS ''Arizona'' ([=BB-39=]). If you've ever seen footage of the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]], you have [[StockFootage likely seen footage]] of the ''Arizona's'' forward magazine exploding, resulting in the loss of the ship and 1,177 of her crew.

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Also of note, the state of Arizona has had one ship of the United States Navy named in its honor, the battleship USS ''Arizona'' ([=BB-39=]). If you've ever seen footage of the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]], you have [[StockFootage likely seen footage]] of the ''Arizona's'' forward magazine exploding, resulting in the loss of the ship and 1,177 of her crew.
crew. The ship itself has a ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' [[Characters/GreysAnatomy character]] (Dr Arizona Robbins) named for her.



* '''Flagstaff:''' Largest city in northern Arizona. Best known as one of the cities in the country with the most days of sunshine, despite not being in a desert. Also known as one of the country's snowiest cities, thanks mainly to its elevation of over 6,900 feet (2,100 m), lifting it above the desert climate that prevails in the region. The location of Northern Arizona University. Route 66 crosses the city. For some reason it doesn't have the state hockey team.

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* '''Flagstaff:''' Largest city in northern Arizona. Best known as one of the cities in the country with the most days of sunshine, despite not being in a desert. Also known as one of the country's snowiest cities, thanks mainly to its elevation of over 6,900 feet (2,100 m), lifting it above the desert climate that prevails in the region. The location of Northern Arizona University. Route 66 crosses the city. For some reason it doesn't have the state hockey team. Does have the historic and classic Hollywood favorite Hotel Monte Vista.
31st Aug '17 12:25:23 AM JakesBrain
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Probably of note is that local residents frequently distinguish between the East and West Sides of the Valley; the East Side is generally seen as tonier, cleaner, less disreputable, and also ''wimpier'' than the West Side, largely thanks to the East Side having Scottsdale, Chandler, and Mesa (q.v. all below).



* '''Guadalupe:''' Nestled in between Tempe and southeast Phoenix. Founded in 1900 by Yaqui Indians fleeing persecution in Mexico, it remains a small ethnic enclave of working-class laborers and lower-middle-class commuters, proudly branding itself as the meeting place of three cultures -- Indians, Hispanics, and working-class whites. Many jokes have been made at the expense of East Siders who point to Guadalupe as proof that they have a "bad part of town", too.



* '''Mesa:''' Founded by [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Latter-Day Saints]] in the 19th century, this city contains most of the Valley's LDS population, including a Mormon temple (renowned for its Christmas-season display of lights). It's famous for serving the spring training base of the Chicago Cubs.

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* '''Mesa:''' Founded by [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Latter-Day Saints]] in the 19th century, this city contains most of the Valley's LDS population, including a Mormon temple (renowned for its outdoor Easter pageant and its Christmas-season display of lights). It's famous for serving as the spring training spring-training base of both the Chicago Cubs.Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. Has its own small but vibrant music scene (thanks largely to being Tempe's next-door neighbor), having produced two nationally known bands in recent years, Music/JimmyEatWorld and Music/AuthorityZero.
* '''Paradise Valley:''' A small community located in rocky hill territory between Phoenix and Scottsdale. Site of some of the most envied views and expensive real estate in the Valley (most of the famous people with homes in the Valley live here, making it a sort of Beverly Hills of Arizona), and home to no less than ''eight'' resort hotels.



* '''Scottsdale:''' An affluent city located northeast of Phoenix filled with nightlife amenities. It's the Arizona version of Beverly Hills and South Beach.

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* '''Scottsdale:''' An affluent city located northeast of Phoenix filled with nightlife amenities. It's the Arizona version of South Beach, or the Bel Air to Paradise Valley's Beverly Hills and South Beach.Hills.
31st Aug '17 12:00:12 AM JakesBrain
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There's a reason this area of the state is called the Valley of the Sun: It experiences most of the high temperatures in the state, particularly during summer (the highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix was something like ''128º Fahrenheit''). Contrary to time-worn assertions of out-of-state retirees who come to avoid harsh winters that "at least it's a ''dry'' heat", Phoenix and its surrounding cities usually experience a few weeks of humidity during the annual monsoon season.

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There's a reason this area of the state is called the Valley of the Sun: It experiences most of the high temperatures in the state, particularly during summer (the highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix was something like ''128º Fahrenheit'').Fahrenheit'' --just over 53° Celsius). Contrary to time-worn assertions of out-of-state retirees who come to avoid harsh winters that "at least it's a ''dry'' heat", Phoenix and its surrounding cities usually experience a few weeks of humidity during the annual monsoon season.
30th Aug '17 11:56:37 PM JakesBrain
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* '''Phoenix:''' The capital and principal city of the state. The Sky Harbor International Airport is east-southeast of downtown.

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* '''Phoenix:''' The capital and principal city of the state. The home court of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] Phoenix Suns (US Airways Center) and the home field of the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball MLB]] Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field[[note]]Although many locals still call it "Bob" after Bank One Ballpark, its original name[[/note]]) are both located downtown. The Sky Harbor International Airport is east-southeast of downtown.
25th Aug '17 2:06:15 AM FireCrawler2002
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First, let's start off by explaining the significance of this state. Arizona, given its stereotypical desert image, may not for some be very fascinating like the neighboring state of California. But Arizona is not a place with nothing at all. Its capital, Phoenix, is already among the largest cities in the United States, and it's the biggest capital overall.[[note]]For folks not from America, it's sort of an American tradition for the state capital to be a dinky small-to-mid-sized city that nobody's ever heard of. Of 50 states, only 14 have capitals that are also the largest city--and of those, there are only six (Phoenix, Arizona; UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, Massachusetts; UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia; UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado; Salt Lake City, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}; and Honolulu, UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}) that anyone out-of-state has really heard of.[[/note]] The mining industry fuels commercial growth throughout the state, where the predominant mineral extracted is copper, earning the state the nickname "the Copper state". Although as copper has declined, the real economic powerhouse has increasingly become real estate. Arizona is also known as a major state for retirees to move to so they can avoid winters in the Midwest or Northeast of the United States and much of Arizona's tourism industry caters to them.

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First, let's start off by explaining the significance of this state. Arizona, given its stereotypical desert image, may not for some be very fascinating like the neighboring state of California. But Arizona is not a place with nothing at all. Its capital, Phoenix, is already among the fifth largest cities city in the United States, and it's the biggest capital overall.[[note]]For folks not from America, it's sort of an American tradition for the state capital to be a dinky small-to-mid-sized city that nobody's ever heard of. Of 50 states, only 14 have capitals that are also the largest city--and of those, there are only six (Phoenix, Arizona; UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, Massachusetts; UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia; UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado; Salt Lake City, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}; and Honolulu, UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}) that anyone out-of-state has really heard of.[[/note]] The mining industry fuels commercial growth throughout the state, where the predominant mineral extracted is copper, earning the state the nickname "the Copper state". Although as copper has declined, the real economic powerhouse has increasingly become real estate. Arizona is also known as a major state for retirees to move to so they can avoid winters in the Midwest or Northeast of the United States and much of Arizona's tourism industry caters to them.
3rd May '17 9:10:35 AM ctempire
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First, let's start off by explaining the significance of this state. Arizona doesn't have the same rate of entertainment born from there like the neighboring state of California. In other words, Arizona is not a place with nothing at all. Its capital, Phoenix, is already among the largest cities in the United States, and it's the biggest capital overall.[[note]]For folks not from America, it's sort of an American tradition for the state capital to be a dinky small-to-mid-sized city that nobody's ever heard of. Of 50 states, only 14 have capitals that are also the largest city--and of those, there are only six (Phoenix, Arizona; UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, Massachusetts; UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia; UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado; Salt Lake City, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}; and Honolulu, UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}) that anyone out-of-state has really heard of.[[/note]] The mining industry fuels commercial growth throughout the state, where the predominant mineral extracted is copper, earning the state the nickname "the Copper state". Although as copper has declined, the real economic powerhouse has increasingly become real estate. Arizona is also known as a major state for retirees to move to so they can avoid winters in the Midwest or Northeast of the United States and much of Arizona's tourism industry caters to them.

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First, let's start off by explaining the significance of this state. Arizona doesn't have the same rate of entertainment born from there Arizona, given its stereotypical desert image, may not for some be very fascinating like the neighboring state of California. In other words, But Arizona is not a place with nothing at all. Its capital, Phoenix, is already among the largest cities in the United States, and it's the biggest capital overall.[[note]]For folks not from America, it's sort of an American tradition for the state capital to be a dinky small-to-mid-sized city that nobody's ever heard of. Of 50 states, only 14 have capitals that are also the largest city--and of those, there are only six (Phoenix, Arizona; UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, Massachusetts; UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia; UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado; Salt Lake City, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}; and Honolulu, UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}) that anyone out-of-state has really heard of.[[/note]] The mining industry fuels commercial growth throughout the state, where the predominant mineral extracted is copper, earning the state the nickname "the Copper state". Although as copper has declined, the real economic powerhouse has increasingly become real estate. Arizona is also known as a major state for retirees to move to so they can avoid winters in the Midwest or Northeast of the United States and much of Arizona's tourism industry caters to them.



* '''Kingman:''' County seat of Mohave County, which is the county in the northwestern section of Arizona. Also has Route 66.

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* '''Kingman:''' County seat of Mohave County, which is the county in the northwestern section of Arizona. Also has had Route 66.



* '''Williams:''' A town that relies on tourism based on its Route 66 heritage and being a gateway to the Grand Canyon. The popular train ride attraction to the Grand Canyon's South Rim begins in Williams.



* '''Winslow:''' Another one of the Route 66 towns, it has a railroad station hotel and fame from Music/TheEagles' song "Take it Easy". Gateway to Meteor Crater, its most famous attraction.

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* '''Winslow:''' Another one of the Route 66 towns, it has a majestic railroad station hotel hotel, and fame from Music/TheEagles' song "Take it Easy". Gateway to Meteor Crater, its most famous attraction.



* '''Camp Verde:''' Has the largest Kokopelli (Native American fertility deity) statue. Mentioned in {{Film/Paul}}.

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* '''Camp Verde:''' Has the largest Kokopelli (Native American fertility deity) statue. Mentioned in {{Film/Paul}}.''{{Film/Paul}}''.
* '''Casa Grande:''' A city located in a fast-growing area between Phoenix and Tucson. It shares its name with a set of Native American ruins in nearby Coolidge.
* '''Coolidge:''' Home of the ruins mentioned above. Named after the 30th president UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge.



* '''Prescott:''' Former capital of Arizona, this city's downtown is very historical, some buildings dating from the 19th century. Creator/AlanDeanFoster lives here. The locals call it [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY "Press-kitt."]]

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* '''Payson:''' This town is close to the geographical center of Arizona and the Mogollon Rim, hence the use of "Rim Country" in some businesses.
* '''Prescott:''' Former capital of Arizona, this city's downtown is very historical, having some buildings dating from the 19th century. Creator/AlanDeanFoster lives here. The locals call it [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY "Press-kitt."]]



* '''Phoenix:''' The capital and principal city of the state.

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* '''Phoenix:''' The capital and principal city of the state. The Sky Harbor International Airport is east-southeast of downtown.



* '''Maricopa:''' The southernmost city in the area, over ten miles away from the "body" of the metro area. Sometimes known for having the only UsefulNotes/{{Amtrak}} station in the area.

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* '''Maricopa:''' The southernmost city in the area, over ten about fifteen miles away from the "body" of the metro area. Sometimes known for having the only UsefulNotes/{{Amtrak}} station in the area. To the east for several miles is the site of a former Japanese American internment camp.



* '''Bullhead City:''' Located on the Colorado River, this small city hosts the annual River Regatta event, and is across the river from the casino strip of Laughlin, Nevada.
* '''Lake Havasu City:''' City in western Arizona on the Colorado River. Best known for the London Bridge, which gave it a special relationship to London in the UnitedKingdom.
* '''Parker:''' A town on the Colorado River. Home of one of the deepest dams in the world, which is front of Lake Havasu. No one is sure to pick who is the namesake of the town, since there's either Ely Parker, first Native American commisioner for the nation's government, or Earl Parker, a railroad surveyor and engineer. Appeared in ''Film/FastFive''.

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* '''Bullhead City:''' Located on by the Colorado River, this small city hosts the annual River Regatta event, and is across the river from the casino strip of Laughlin, Nevada.
* '''Lake Havasu City:''' City in western Arizona on the Colorado River. Best known for the Lake Havasu boating scene, and the London Bridge, which gave it a special relationship to London in the UnitedKingdom.
was transported piece-by-piece from UsefulNotes/{{London}}.
* '''Parker:''' A town on the Colorado River. Home of one of the deepest dams in the world, which is front of Lake Havasu. No one is sure to pick who is the namesake of the town, since there's either Ely Parker, first Native American commisioner commissioner for the nation's government, or Earl Parker, a railroad surveyor and engineer. Appeared in ''Film/FastFive''.engineer.



* '''Quartzsite:''' A town notable for having a huge number of winter residents between November and Spring in every year. These residents are usually from the northern states or Canada. This period is when Quartzsite hosts flea markets and gem shows from its winter residents.

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* '''Quartzsite:''' A town along Interstate 10 notable for having a huge number of winter residents between November and Spring in every year. These residents are usually from the northern states or Canada. This period is when Quartzsite hosts flea markets and gem shows from its winter residents.residents.
* '''San Luis:''' The town containing a border entrance to Mexico from the Yuma Valley, and the most geographically southwest community of the state.
* '''Yuma:''' A small city along the Colorado River near the state's southwest corner. Mostly sunny all year as well. There is an agriculture industry that produces winter vegetables for the U.S., but it couldn't resist the city from one of the highest rates of metro unemployment in the country, unfortunately.



* '''Ajo:''' This remote town between Gila Bend and the Mexican border has an inactive copper mine.



* '''Bowie:''' A town along Interstate 10 near the New Mexico border. This is the hometown of the main character in the Franchise/{{Rambo}} franchise.



* '''Yuma:''' A small city along the Colorado River near the state's southwest corner. Mostly sunny all year as well. There is an agriculture industry, but it couldn't resist the city from one of the highest rates of unemployment in the country, unfortunately.



* '''Snowflake:''' One of the few remaining towns that has a logging business in the state. The town's papermill shut down in 2012, causing a potential economic decline in the town and it's railroad, the Apache Railway.
* '''Safford:''' A primary setting for the film ''Film/LostInAmerica''.

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* '''Globe:''' The core city in a populated area called "Globe-Miami", which is adjacent to a copper mine and the Pinal Mountains.
* '''Snowflake:''' One of the few remaining towns that has a logging business in the state. The town's papermill shut down in 2012, causing a potential economic decline in the town and it's its railroad, the Apache Railway.
* '''Safford:''' A An agricultural town that is a primary setting for the film ''Film/LostInAmerica''.
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