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    Fast Facts: March 3

    •Arizona is a right-to-work state. The law states no person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of non-membership in a labor organization.

    •The Saguaro Cactus blossom is the official state flower. The white flower blooms during May and June on the tips of the saguaro cactus.

    •Arizona leads the nation in copper production.


    • Petrified wood is the official state fossil. Most petrified wood comes from the Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona.

    •The bolo tie is the official state neckwear.

    •The Palo Verde is the official state tree. Its name means green stick and it blooms a brilliant yellow-gold in April or May.

    •The Cactus Wren is the official state bird. It grows seven to eight inches long and likes to build nests in the protection of thorny desert plants like the arms of the giant Saguaro Cactus.

    •Turquoise is the official state gemstone. The blue-green stone has a somewhat waxy surface and can be found throughout the state.

    •The ringtail is the official state mammal. The ringtail is a small fox-like animal between two and three feet long and is a shy, nocturnal creature.

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