Did You Know? Quirky Facts from AZ Records and RankingsEver experienced an "Only in Arizona" moment? We can relate. Many of the state's oddities are rooted in our daily lives, while others pop up once in a lifetime. In this post, we're sharing some of the state's quirkiest "official" facts and historical tidbits.
How did Arizona get its Name?The name Arizona comes from the Papago "ali-shonak" meaning "small spring." The name became popular following the discovery of rich lodes of silver "so pure you could cut it with a knife," some 25 miles southwest of present-day Nogales in 1736.