Arizona History Trivia: Can You Pass?

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Test your knowledge of Arizona history with this short quiz, originally published in Marshall Trimble’s Official Arizona Trivia. Don’t scroll down too quickly. The answers are posted shortly below the questions. When you’re finished, leave a comment with your score.

1. Before Arizona became a territory in 1863, it was part of which territory?
2. From what observatory was the planet Pluto discovered?
3. From what city did Barry Goldwater launch his 1964 Presidential campaign?

Is Sun Tea Safe?

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Q: As a refugee from the cloudy Northwest, I have been introduced to pleasures of sun tea. But a co-worker says I am just setting a jar of germs out in the sun to incubate. Is sun tea safe?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Immediately upon its receipt, we here at the research lab at Valley 101 immediately spit out a mouthful of sun tea, a la Danny Thomas, and went home to lie down with a cool cloth over our chiseled brows to await the onset of food poisoning.

Arizona Trivia Sampler: Can You Pass?

Test your knowledge of Arizona with this quick sampler, originally published in Marshall Trimble’s Official Arizona Trivia. Don’t scroll down too quickly. The answers are posted shortly below the questions. When you’re finished, leave a comment with your score.

The Partial Resurrection of Fairbank in Southern Arizona

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In its prime, Fairbank was the site of a hotel, school, mercantile, several houses, stage depots and four railroads. Not bad for a town which, even at the height of its popularity, had only about 500 residents. But those days are gone and Fairbank is now a mere remnant of its glory days as a center of mining activity. Now, however, there’s a valiant effort underway to make sure those days aren’t forgotten, as well.