Ozark Mountains - A large portion of The Ozarks cover the northwestern and north central part of Arkansas. The Ouachita Mountains are part of the "Ozark Mountain Forests (ecoregion)" although they are separate from the Ozarks. This is where Lake Ouachita is.
Welcome to Arkansas! I've never been here and really know nothing about the state...here we go!
In 1803, Arkansas was one of many states included in the Louisiana Purchase (check-out AR historical events post.) It became a territory in 1819 and the 25th state admitted into the Union on June 15, 1836.
I moved to Arizona in the mid 1980s to 2001. I moved back to Vermont in the summer of 2001 after having left twenty-three years before. Both of my children were born in AZ and one of my daughters still lives in Prescott. I've had a great time re-visiting this AWESOME state and all it has to offer. I hope you did too!
Arizona Cardinals - Their first season in the American Professional Football Association was as a Chicago team in 1920, were they remained until 1959. They then moved to St. Louis (1960-1987) and then to Arizona were they have been since 1988.
One of the natural wonders of the world. Part of the canyon is located in North Western Arizona. It is a GREAT gorge that was made over many, many years of water and erosion from the Colorado River. The multicolored rocks, mesas, temples and rims catch the contrast of sun and shadow to create beautiful colors.
I lived in Arizona for sixteen years and visited the canyon numerous times. The Grand Canyon is a breathtaking, magical spot.
Shoot out at O.K. Corral - On October 26, 1881, three men died in a 30 second shoot out at the O.K. Corral inTombstone, AZ. The shoot out became well known due to the battle being between outlaws and the town authorities.
Prescott, Arizona - On July 14th, 1900 a block known as “Whiskey Row” was destroyed by fire. Whiskey Row got it's name because of the amount of saloons that lined the streets. The rebuilding of the block began only a few days later and some of the historic buildings still remain today.
Arizona was organized as a separate territory in 1863. The state's capital was moved four times between 1865 - 1889. The first capital was at Fort Whipple in Prescott. In 1867 the capital was moved to Tucson. Ten years later, it was moved back to Prescott and then in 1889, the capital moved to Phoenix where it has remained.
On February 14, 1912, Arizona became a state. Arizona was the 48th and last territory to achieve statehood of the contiguous states.
I've had a great time "visiting" Alaska this week! I have never been to Alaska, but have always wanted to go on a cruise there...it is on my "bucket list"! When I do go on that cruise with my husband...I'll be sure to pick up some souvenirs! Next stop Arizona!
Benny Benson was 13 years old in 1927 when his Alaskian flag design was chosen over roughly 700 other entries. Benny said of his design "The blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaskan flower. The North Star is for the future state of Alaska, the most northerly in the union. The Dipper is for the Great Bear—symbolizing strength."