Arizona has a lot to celebrate on Valentine’s Day because it achieved statehood on February 14, 1912. This year, celebrate Arizona at the 102nd Statehood Day celebration at the Capitol Museum with the Secretary of State, Arizona’s Poet Laureate and other dignitaries.
You can learn about Arizona’s history with the online Arizona Time Capsule or read about the formation of Arizona’s territorial government. See also our earlier post with links to historical documents about the path to statehood.
Finally, see what Arizona looked like before it became a state in the Capitol Museum’s online exhibit “Arizona Approaching Statehood”.
The United States Census Bureau puts out a series of interesting facts throughout the year for various holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Today, the Bureau put out some great facts about Valentine’s Day that can be used to impress your friends and loved ones.