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Happy 111th Birthday to Arizona. – The Grand Canyon State – 6 Fun Facts

Sheri Sperry February 8, 2023

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Happy Birthday Arizona!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Unless you follow Arizona's history, you may not know that back in 1912, Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state on February 14th, Valentine's Day.

Now that LA has hosted and won the Super Bowl, the torch was passed to Arizona which will host the 2023 Super Bowl on February 12th. Preparations are completed for this huge event and Superbowl week is underway!

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All of the events scheduled including the TPC Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament will probably bring a revenue north of $1.5 billion to Arizona.  Those who experience the 16th hole at TPC during this tournament will tell you there is no better fan experience in golf.  

The effects of this Superbowl will be felt in years to come. It is a big boom to the economy including Sedona!


Sedona's Fabulous Winter Weather...

Sedona and Arizona are blessed with fabulous weather on this special day.  The temperature will be close to 70º in Phoenix with clear skies. This February the weather in Sedona has been a little crisper than normal. We did get up to 64º a couple of days ago.  The cooler air is not stopping people from getting out there and going on a hike. The air is fresh, clean, and invigorating.  


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Find Abundant Outdoor Activities

In this land of sunshine in the middle of winter, many people are celebrating by getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. I can tell you that the amount of people hiking right now in Sedona is more than I would have thought.  I was driving on Soldiers Pass this morning and there were at least 50 people walking on the side of the street to get to the entrance of the Soldiers Pass Trail. 

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Of course, others are playing golf or tennis. Many are enjoying their mountain bikes on the red rock trails.  Even fly fishing in Oak Creek is popular. The above pic is Seven Canyons Golf Club which will be going private once again. 

Besides the climate, and all the seasonal activities, the majestic red rocks of Sedona are what really attract the 3 million visitors we get every year. 


6 Fun Facts About Arizona - The Grand Canyon State


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6 Fun Facts About Arizona - The Grand Canyon State

  • Arizona was part of the New Mexico Territory in 1848 but became a separate territory in 1863. Zonies voted against being combined with New Mexico as a single state.
  • President Taft signed the Arizona Statehood Act after 49 years as a territory.
  • Governor George W. P. Hunt was the 1st Governor of Arizona.  He served 7 terms as governor!
  • Arizona had only 200,000 residents when Arizona achieved statehood. 
  • According to the History Channel, Arizona has the greatest percentage of acreage for Native American Tribal Land.
  • The Grand Canyon (besides being the second most visited of the National Parks - 6 million people visit each year), is larger than the state of Rhode Island. 

Reference - U.S. Department of the Interior - "13 Things you Didn't Know About Grand Canyon National Park"

www.12news .com  - Happy birthday, Arizona

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A February Tradition ~ Sedona International Film Festival!

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You can find out more about it here.  Individual tickets go on sale on February 13th, 2023! 

❤️ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️

Let's face it.  Most will actually celebrate Valentine's Day.  Many of Sedona's restaurants will have special romantic themes with a 4 or 5-course prepared menu. There is no better place to watch the sunset than on the romantic red rocks of Sedona. 

Here is a list of restaurants that still have timeslots available in the greater Arizona area through Open Table.  But hurry!  They are down to less than a handful of slots. Make sure you check out the location to be sure it is in Sedona. 

Reference - U.S. Department of the Interior - "13 Things you Didn't Know About Grand Canyon National Park"

www.12news .com  - Happy birthday, Arizona

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If You get bitten by "Red Rocks Fever" ...


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I can help with that condition!  I had "Red Rocks Fever" once and the cure was buying a home in Sedona!  I will assist you with all your real estate needs. This is the essence of what it means to be “YOUR Solutions Realtor".


Whether you are a buyer or seller, together we will design the right solutions to fit your needs.


For example, sellers… Every inquiry I receive on your listing is expertly handled with professional courtesy by me, Sheri Sperry, a licensed and highly trained Sedona Real Estate Expert. It’s the best way for me to assure that YOUR critical needs are being met to exceed expectations. Absentee owners who list with me can count on “White Glove” hands-on special care of their properties.

If you are interested in purchasing Sedona real estate I can help with that also!

Contact me for more information to see how I can tailor solutions and services to your needs. It is all part of my Concierge ~ White Glove ~ Service.

Sheri Sperry 928.274.7355 Coldwell Banker real estate agent


I love Arizona! Call Sheri Sperry for all your sedona and the verde valley real estate needs. 928.274.7355 or visit www.sellsedon.com

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