Entered the Union: February 14, 1912
As the: 48th state
Motto: Ditat Deus (God Enriches)
Nickname: The Grand Canyon State
Flower: Flower of the saguaro cactus
Bird: Cactus Wren
Song: "Arizona March Song"
Sports Teams: Phoenix Suns (Men's Basketball); Phoenix Coyotes (Hockey); Arizona Cardinals (Football)Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball), Phoenix Mercury (Women's Professional Basketball)
Origin of Name: From the Native American word "Arizonac," meaning "little spring" or "young spring"
Major Industries: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Copper
Historical Sites: Tombstone, site of the famous shootout at the O.K. Corral ; Prescott, the first territorial capital of Arizona ; the Yuma Crossing, first used in the 1600s by Spanish traveling to California
Points of Interest: The Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Hoover Dam, Monument Valley
Bordering States: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. It also borders Mexico.