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Where can you try on a bola tie find turquoise and fish for Apache trout. You can do all those things in Arizona, which become Americas 48th state in February 1912. Arizona is nickname the "Grand Canyon State. In Spring, the palo verde trees bloom yellow and gold and the saguaro cactus blooms brilliant white. Did you know that Arizonas name comes from indian words that mean "place of the young spring."

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Where can you try on a bolo tie, find turquoise and fish for Apache trout? You can do all those things in Arizona, which became America's 48th state in February 1912. Arizona is nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State." In spring, the palo verde trees bloom yellow and gold and the saguaro cactus blooms brilliant white. Did you know that Arizona's name comes from Indian words that mean "place of the young spring"?

 

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02/2005