Facts about Arizona
These are facts about Arizona from the Governor's Kids' Page.
Learn about Arizona
This Arizona Office of Tourism site provides general, tourism and recreation information about Arizona.
Quick Facts: Arizona
This U.S. Government Printing Office site for kids has some facts about Arizona.
State Facts for Students: Arizona
This U.S. Census Bureau site has population statistics and other Arizona information.
Arizona Geographic Alliance
The Arizona Geographic Alliance has put together a number of maps showing Arizona's cities, population growth, topography, etc. which can be viewed at this site.
Arizona State Parks
This interactive map will take you on a tour of Arizona's state parks.
This interactive map has links to the web sites of Arizona's counties.
U.S. Census Bureau
This is a map of Arizona's counties with links to U.S. Census data and other information about each county.
Flag & Symbols
Arizona State Flag Story
This brief history of the Arizona State Flag is from the Arizona State Capitol Museum's Teacher
Resource Guide (pdf).
Arizona State Symbols
The Secretary of State's "SOS for Kids" site has pictures and information about Arizona's symbols.
Meaning of Arizona
This is information about the meaning and derivation of the place name Arizona.
"The traveling territorial capital" by Terry Munderloh was published on the Sharlot Hall Museum's site.
This is a Sharlot Hall Museum web exhibit on the home of the first two governors of the Territory of Arizona. Arizona does not have a governor's mansion now.
These are pictures of the Governors of Arizona since statehood from
the Governor's Kids' Page. See also: National Governors' Association: Arizona Governors
This is a link to Arizona's page from America's Story: Explore
the States from the Library of Congress and it gives a brief
introduction to the state.
Arizona Story and timeline comes from the Governor's Kids' Page.
Documents Leading to Statehood
This is a compilation of documents which relate to Arizona becoming a state. They culminate in Arizona's first state constitution.
The Road to Statehood
This information about how Arizona became a state is from the State
Library, Archives and Public Records' Museum.
This American Memory site from the Library of Congress notes
the establishment of the Territory on February 24, 1863.
The USS Arizona was a battleship that was sunk at Pearl Harbor which
brought the United States into World War II.
Indians / Native Americans
This National Women's Hall of Fame site gives a brief biography of the
first Native American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
This information is from a University of Wisconsin Who's Who in
American History site.
This Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation includes a brief biography of the man traditionally known as the first American Intian doctor. See also:
This portrait and and other information is from the Hubbell Trading
Post National Historic Site web site. See also:
An 1887 photograph of Geronimo
(Goyathlay) by Ben Wittick from the National Archives' collection.
During World War II, Navajo Marines developed a secret code based
on the Navajo language which was used in the war in the Pacific and
which was never broken. "Semper Fidelis, Code Talkers"
by Adam Jevec (Prologue Magazine. Vol. 33, No. 4) is an article
about the group.
Army Spc. Lori Piestewa, an Arizona native, is believed to be the
first Native American service woman killed in combat in a foreign
An Arizona native, Cesar Estrada Chavez established the National Farm
Workers Association which became the United Farm Workers Union.
Born in Phoenix when Arizona was still a territory, Barry Goldwater
served in the United States Senate and ran for the Office of President
of the United States in 1964.
Sandra Day O'Connor, who grew up on the Lazy B Ranch near Duncan in
southeastern Arizona, was the first woman appointed to the United
States Supreme Court. See also: H.
Res. 357 (pdf)
The Olympic gold medal winning gymnast is from Tucson, AZ.
An Arizona native, Congressman Udall served in the U.S. House of Representatives and
as Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
This U.S. Census Bureau site gives a brief overview of the current
population of Arizona.
Density of Arizona's Counties
These maps (pdf) were developed for the Arizona Geographic Alliance
and show the density of the population of Arizona's counties from
1910 - 2005.
This is a map of Arizona's counties with links to U.S. Census data
and other information about each county.
We Came From
This is the late Congressman Morris K. Udall's report on the 5 C's
which made up Arizona's economy.
Copper: The Star
This Arizona Mining Association site discusses the uses and importance
This is an introduction to some of the cacti at the Arizona-Sonora
Cactus National Monument
This is a National Park Service site with information about the Organ
This is a National Park Service site with information about the Saguaro
and Moths of Arizona
This is from the "Butterflies and Moths of North America"
site which includes a searchable database of butterfly and moth records
in the United States and Mexico and is maintained by the Big Sky Institute
at Montana State University and the National Biological Information
Infrastructure (NBII) Mountain Prairie Information Node. The
Swallowtail is Arizona's official state butterfly (A.R.S.
Wildlife Photo Gallery
These are selected photographs from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
|Grand Canyon, Arizona
This is from Northern Arizona University's Land Use History of North America: Colorado Plateau.
Maps of Grand Canyon National Park
This links to maps from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Geology of the Grand Canyon
This information is from a PBS/The American Experience episode.
This is information about the Meteor Crater from the Jet Propulsion Lab's Near-Earth Object Program.
Barringer Meteor Crater
This is information about the Meteor Crater from NASA's Visible Earth program.
This is National Park Service information about the park. Petrified wood is the State Fossil of Arizona (A.R.S. § 41-853)
Wonders of Arizona
This is an introduction to some of the natural and other wonders in Arizona from the Governor's Kids' Page.