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The colors blue and gold are the official state colors. The age of a saguaro cactus is determined by its height. Arizona, among all the states, has the largest percentage of its land set aside and designated as Indian lands. Oraibi is the oldest Indian settlement in the United States. The Hopis Indians founded it.
Arizona has 26 peaks that are more than 10,000 feet in elevation. If you cut down a protected species of cactus in Arizona, you could spend more than a year in prison. The Saguaro cactus is the largest cactus found in the U.S. It can grow as high as a five-story building and is native to the Sonoran Desert, which stretches across southern Arizona. The best-preserved meteor crater in the world is located near Winslow, Arizona.
The worst range war and family feud in the West, which claimed the lives of dozens of ranchers, ironically occurred in a place called Pleasant Valley, Arizona. Turquoise is the official state gemstone. The ringtail is the official state mammal. Gold was discovered on the Gila River in Arizona in 1858. Camels were used at one time to transport goods across Arizona
Strange Laws When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person posseses. Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs. It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water. No more than six girls may live in any house. Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American. No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house. It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.