There are many reasons why Arizona is an amazing place to visit, and better yet a great place to live. Some information below was excerpted from a recent Facebook post, while other information is from us. There are many reasons why Arizona is Amazing, here are just a few:
- Arizona became the 48th state on February 14, 1912
- This is the only state that contains one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
- One of the “four corners” states, where a person can touch all four states at the same time
- It is the only state that contains all four North American deserts
- Known to many as the wild, wild west state, and most would say … “thank you”
- The world’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest stretches across this state
- Temperature differentials between 35 to 60 degrees F are common from daytime to night
- The country’s largest and second largest manmade lakes are here
- This is where you’ll find the southernmost ski resort
- The southernmost mile-high city in America
- The engagement at Picacho Peak was the westernmost battle of the American civil war
- The longest unbroken stretch of Route 66 is here
- Billy the Kid killed his first man here
- We work and play in average summer temperatures of 110+ degrees F, with occasional extremes of 120-122 degrees F, but we rationalize that all is good, because it’s a “dry heat”
- The most famous gunfight in the Old West was at the O.K. Corral in southeastern Arizona
- In central Arizona is Maricopa County. With a total land mass of 9,225 square miles, it is one of 15 counties, and is larger than that of seven states
- Where one can golf in the morning, and drive two hours to go skiing in the afternoon
- When NASA was preparing to land on the moon, this is where they trained
- South Mountain Park in Phoenix is an island of rugged Sonoran Desert wilderness in a sea of urban sprawl. And, no tiny speck of an island. South Mountain Park is 11 miles long and spreads across more than 16,500 acres, making it the largest municipal park in the country
- New England and the state of Pennsylvania would fit inside of Arizona’s borders
- There are more wilderness areas in this state than in the entire Midwest
- Known for our desert landscape of cactus and sage, and hot temperbueatures, the state has beautiful mountain ranges including towering Humphrey’s Peak at 12,635 ft. elevation, and 5 other peaks above 10,000 ft.
- Only state in the country where the U.S. Post Office still delivers mail-by-mule
- This is where you’ll find the world’s largest solar telescope
- Is home to some of the tallest dams
- Eclectic group of people: Native Americans, native born Arizonans, immigrants, seasonal retirees (snowbirds), people moving to Arizona for family, health, or their job – yet all embraced as Arizonans
- The state’s annual precipitation may be a palsy – Phoenix only sees 8.03 inches per year – but one might experience weather events such as monsoon storms, a haboob (wall of dust), flash floods, microbursts, dust devils (micro twister), and a high frequency of lightening
- This state has the best-preserved meteor crater
- Known for our economic drivers that start with the 5 C’s (can you name them?)
Arizona may not have as long a history as many other states, however, it is a wonderful place to live, work, and explore. Buesing Corp (Jerry Buesing) moved to Arizona in 1986 for the opportunity to work twelve months out of the year, and to escape another brutal Minnesota winter. We are glad to be here, helping change the metro skylines through construction.
If you have reasons or facts about why Arizona is Amazing that you would like to share please comment.
Enjoy Arizona from morning to night, and all it offers!