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Arizona State Nickname

Arizona state quarter - click to see all state quarters
Arizona became the 48th state in 1912 (see statehood order). The Arizona
quarter features the Grand Canyon, saguaro and other cacti, and the state
nickname: "Grand Canyon State" (public domain image on Wikipedia).
See All 50 state quarters - All State Nicknames.

"The Grand Canyon State"

See grand canyon video below

Arizona's nickname is The Grand Canyon State. Most of the canyon is within the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (one of the first national parks in the United States). The Grand Canyon is unmatched throughout the world for the vistas it offers to visitors on the rim. The Grand Canyon attracts about five million visitors per year.

The grand canyon was formed by the uplifting of the Colorado plateau and erosion caused by the Colorado River over a period of 6 million years. It is 277 miles long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles, and attains a depth of more than a mile. Nearly two billion years of the Earth's history can be observed in the layers of exposed rock.

Prehistoric native Americans built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site and made pilgrimages to it.

Grand Canyon in Arizona - click to see all state nicknames
Yaki point at the Grand Canyon in Arizona; public domain
photo courtesy of PDphoto.org. See All State Nicknames.
Source:
Grand Canyon: Wikipedia.org
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