Arizona's 104th Birthday

Bisbee Daily Review February 15, 1912 cover

In 1912, President William H. Taft signed the Arizona Statehood Bill, making Arizona the 48th state to join the Union. Because President Taft signed the bill on February 14th, Arizona was soon labeled as “The Valentine State.” Resources made available by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records through the online Digital Arizona Library (DAZL), have made learning more about the Valentine State easier than ever.

To celebrate our membership in the Union, this Saturday, February 13th, the Arizona Capitol Museum will celebrate Statehood Day. Dr. Gilbert Storms will present a talk on his book, “The Extraordinary Lives of Charles D. Poston ‘Father of Arizona’.” Additionally, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales will receive the Polly Rosenbaum Award from the State Library, and winners of the Arizona Education Foundation Polly Rosenbaum Writing Awards will be announced. More about the event is available online.

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