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Linda Ronstadt
Born: July 15, 1946 
 Tucson, AZ
"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say."
                 ~Geronimo, Arizonan  1829-1909
21 Native American Tribes in Arizona

Stephenie Meyer, author of the famed Twilight books/movie series, grew up in Phoenix, AZ
Click bat to listen to beautiful music.
" We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. "

~Sandra Day O'Connor, former AZ State Senator & Supreme Court Justice
Arizona Week for the Animals
  is for Everyone!
         "We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves,
 from ourselves. "
                                                     ~Arizona Senator John McCain 
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in... their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."

        ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief. 

Born July 8, 1926, Zürich, Switzerland
Died: August 24, 2004  Scottsdale, AZ
Click moon to hear 
"Kiko and the Lavender Moon" 
by Los Lobos.
AZ Cardinals President Michael Bidwell
Arizona Week spotlite-- See Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwell talk about his awesome rescue dog "Reilly"adopted from Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary!
"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man."
  ~Stewart Udall, Secretary of Interior 

FAMOUS Arizonians 
-Rex Allen singer, actor, Willcox
-Apache Kid Indian outlaw, Arizona Territory
-Lynda Carter actress, Phoenix
-Cesar Estrada Chavez labor leader, Yuma
-Cochise Apache indian chief, Arizona Territory
-Geronimo Apache indian chief, Arizona Territory
-Barry Goldwater politician, Phoenix
-Carl Trumbull Hayden politician, Phoenix
-Frank Luke, Jr. WWI fighter ace, Phoenix
-Charles Mingus jazz musician and composer, Nogales
-Linda Ronstadt singer, Tucson
-Kerri Strug gymnast, Tucson
-Stewart Udall former Secretary of the Interior, 
--Saint Johns
-Louie Espinoza   Arizona's first world champion boxer, Chandler
-Michael Carbajal world champion boxer, Phoenix

Stewart Lee Udall (January 31, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was an American politician and later, al government official. After serving three terms as a congressman from Arizona, he served as Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969, under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Udall was Born: January 31, 1920, St. Johns, AZ
- March 20, 2010, Santa Fe, NM
Arizona, 48th and southwestern U.S. state, is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. 

Flagstaff, a ponderosa pine–covered mountain town, is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other natural sites include Saguaro National Park, protecting cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape. 
Tucson is University of Arizona territory and home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.    
 Capital: Phoenix
Arizona Week for the Animals
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Senator John McCain
American War hero 
August 29, 1936 -August 25, 2018

John Sidney McCain III served as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, in that office since 1987. 
Patriot & Beloved American.  McCain graduated from Naval Academy, followed his father and grandfather—both 4 star admirals—in US Navy.
Senator McCain, best known for his courage and service above self.  “Non Sibi Sed Patriae!”

In his own estimation, the Arizona senator was straightforward and direct, but impatient. Other traits included a penchant for lucky charms, a fondness for hiking, and a known sense of humor that transcended his sometimes very serious, respectable manner.
Click on wild horses for history of AZ Indians. 
Kerri Strug
American gymnast

Kerri Allyson Strug Fischer is an American retired gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the victorious all-around women's gymnastics team that represented the United States ... 
Born: November 19, 1977
Tucson, AZ   Height: 4′ 8
Gold medal: Gymnastics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic team all-around
Cochise (/koʊˈtʃiːs/; Cheis or A-da-tli-chi, in Apache K'uu-ch'ish "oak"; c. 1805 – June 8, 1874) was leader of the Chihuicahui local group of the Chokonen ("central" or "real" Chiricahua) and principal chief  of the Chokonen band of the Chiricahua Apache. 

A key war leader during the Apache Wars, he led an uprising against the U.S. government which began in 1861, and persisted until a peace treaty in 1872. 
Cochise County, Arizona is named after him.
Kerri Strug
American gymnast from Arizona 
showing her skills at the Atlanta Olympics !
God Bless America! 
Apache women and children gathered together, flanked by soldiers or frontiersmen.
“I do not know, really, how we will survive without places like the Inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon to visit. Once in a lifetime, even, is enough. To feel the stripping down, an ebb of the press of conventional time, a radical change of proportion, an unspoken respect for others that elicits keen emotional pleasure, a quick intimate pounding of the heart.

The living of life, any life, involves great and private pain, much of which we share with no one. In such places as the Inner Gorge... the pain trails away from us.  It is not so quiet there or so removed that you can hear yourself think, that you would even wish to;  that comes later. You CAN hear your heart beat. That comes first.” 
                                                                     ― Barry López, Crossing Open Ground
Ditat Deus
Quick Facts-Arizona 
Population: 6.627 million (2013 Census)
State Capitol: Phoenix
State Motto: Ditat Deus (God Enriches)
Largest City: Phoenix at 1.513 million
State Nickname: Grand Canyon State
State Size: 113,909 square miles
"Ditat Deus"
Arizona is the Grand Canyon State!
Robert A. "Bob" Baffert
Born: January 13, 1953 Nogales, AZ
American racehorse trainer who trained the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify
Dierks Bentley
Born: November 20, 1975   Phoenix, Arizona
Country Singer & Songwriter 

Click on Dierks as He Lovingly Remembers His Last Days With Best Friend Jake, the dog who was with him while he was struggling and before his fame. 

          Stephanie (Stevie) Nicks 
Singer and songwriter. Nicks is best known for her work as a songwriter and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac
Born May 26, 1948       Phoenix, AZ
The Arizona State Anthem was adopted February 28, 1919, by the Fourth State Legislature. The "Arizona March Song" as the anthem was titled, was written by Margaret Rowe Clifford with music composed by Maurice Blumenthal.

"I love you, Arizona; Your mountains, deserts and streams; The rise of Dos Cabezas* And the outlaws I see in my dreams; I love you Arizona, Superstitions and all; The warmth you give at sunrise; Your sunsets put music in us all. 
Oo, Arizona; You're the magic in me; 
Oo, Arizona, You're the life-blood of me; I love you Arizona; Desert dust on the wind; The sage and cactus are blooming, And the smell of the rain on your skin. 
Oo, Arizona; You're the magic in me; 
Oo, Arizona, You're the life-blood of me."
Tuesday, Sept. 25, has been proclaimed Sandra Day O’Connor Day by Gov. Doug Ducey. Sept. 25, 1981, was the day O’Connor was sworn in as a Supreme Court 
These Arizona statutes comprise the laws relating to dogs and animal bites. Included are provisions related to registration, collaring, and vaccination of dogs.  

January 11, 1908
POTUS Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument.
Take a look at the most common animals and insects found in Arizona. Click horses. 
Grand Canyon 
Today, more than 5 million people visit the canyon each year. The canyon floor is accessible by foot, mule or boat, and whitewater rafting, hiking and running in the area are especially popular. Many choose to conserve their energies and simply take in the breathtaking view from the canyon’s South Rim–some 7,000 feet above sea level–and marvel at a vista virtually unchanged for over 400 years.