Arizona has been a state for just over a century, in the past 100 years our state has had a lot of interesting history. From the copper industry that brought people here to the rock stars that call Arizona home we’ve got some crazy facts about Arizona.
We’re a Rock n’ Roll State
Many rock stars call Arizona home. The Grand Canyon State has provided musical inspiration for local bands including The Gin Blossoms, Jimmy Eat World, The Meat Puppets and Page the Village Idiot.
Arizona has Some Goofy Laws
Every state has some weird laws from yesteryear here are a couple of Arizona’s.
- Hunting camels is illegal
- Donkey’s cannot sleep in bathtubs
- Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony
- Due to the intense heat, it’s illegal to refuse a person a glass of water
- In Maricopa no more than six girls may live in a house together
Our Economy was built on the Five C’s
Cattle, Copper, Citrus, Cotton and Climate were what brought the first settlers to Arizona. That’s why the State Capitol building’s dome is made of Copper!
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Takes Place in Phoenix
The iconic horror film takes place in Phoenix, Arizona. One of the few films based in the state during the Golden Era of film.
The Phoenix Suns have never won an NBA Title
Despite making it to the NBA Finals twice, the Phoenix suns have never taken home the gold. Let’s hope Goran Dragic can lead the team to playoff victory in 2015!
Our final interesting fact is that we have the greatest dentist’s in the U.S! Right here at Canyon Trails!