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Arizona State Flag

The Arizona State flag was designed by Charles W. Harris and first sewn by Nan D. Hayden. The Arizona State Legislature officially approved it on February 17, 1917.

The top half of the flag has thirteen alternating red and yellow stripes, or rays, which represent America’s original 13 original colonies. The colors are the same colors found in the rays of a western sunset and the same red and yellow colors of the of the flags carried by the Spanish Conquistadors when they came to the Arizona area in 1540.

The bottom half of the flag is solid blue, the same color as the blue in the United States flag. There is a large copper star in the center of the flag to show that Arizona is the largest producer
of copper in the United States.

Arizona State Flag Coloring Page

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Arizona's Flag

State Fossil: Petrified Wood 

Capital City: Phoenix (see map)

State Mammal: Ringtail

State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog


State Reptile: Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake

State Bird: Cactus Wren

State Tree: Palo Verde

State Fish: Apache Trout

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State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom

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