On Tuesday, February 14, people around the state will be shouting “Happy Birthday, Arizona!”

Here in the Verde Valley, we’ve had numerous presentations and history lessons. Today I learned a little about the Arizona Rangers, one of many programs being offered this year for curious folks who want to learn their state’s history.

I’ll tell you more about the rootin’ tootin’ cowboys who rounded up cattle rustlers and other outlaws in a later post. I have to find my bell for Tuesday’s bell-ringing at exactly 2:14 p.m. mountain time. This is something residents will be doing throughout the state, as well as celebrating a piece of birthday cake.

State Seal of Arizona.

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