Capital Cities Tour: Find Phoenix, Arizona

Capital Cities Tour: Find Phoenix, Arizona
The biggest city in the
State, Agnes Lights, Phoenix lies in the valley of the Salt River
river basin referred to as The Valley of the Sun. The first
The ancient Hohokam Indians understood around
irrigation techniques and could farm the region for centuries
but inexplicably disappeared between 1200-1300 AD.
Spanish explorers passed through, but never remained.
established a place and soon after a settlement grew in the
Named after the mythological bird

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That rose defies, like the fowl, from its own ashes, the city
nature. It’s modern skyscrapers rise above the dry desert to
support a parched population of greater than a million folks.
Phoenix have a special character composed of Indian,
Spanish, and Wild West influences that compete against a
towering background of gleaming high-rise buildings. Its
Warm climate and everlasting sunlight attract winter-averse
Folks of all ages, largely retirement age Agnes Chandelier.
Arizona Territorial Capitol (and later State Capitol) was
Finished in 1901. Made from granite and native Arizona tufa,
the Capitol is crowned with a dazzling copper dome contributed
by the state copper business. Adorning this shiny, new-penny

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This Capitol-turned-museum no more functions as a
“working statehouse,” (the official state business takes
Area in the modern buildings flanking the museum) and
So has the privilege of preserving the building’s
Real antiquity. Not used as a statehouse serving
a growing population of state workers, the building
escaped the setbacks of 1960s modernization and preserved
its turn-of the-century charm Lindsey Adelman Agnes Chandelier. It’s quintessentially old-time. For
example, the spittoons in the Congressional Chambers
Recall a more rough hewn governmental body, and the
old-fashioned wrought iron elevator cage throughout the
The four floors of building reminds visitors of the early days of the
clinking-clanging Otis creation.
Additionally, nosy tourists get to poke and peek around
Much more than in an operating statehouse with its
State all and secrets. As an example, you can see the
wax figure of the first state executive, Governor Hunt), the
interesting) and the Mine Inspector’s office (also very
Fascinating, notably the 19th century mining caps with
And wear before the invention of
Look for the Vietnam War memorial in the
A war that is realistic
sculpture; the detail of the three soldiers is heartbreaking.o Historic Heritage SquareHistoric Heritage Square is part of Heritage & Science
Park that features the Arizona Science Center and Phoenix
Museum of History. The historic square contains eight
Magnificently restored houses dating back from Phoenix
settlement. Styles of houses range in the refined
Victorian Eastlake structure to more humble regional styled
Houses Lindsey Adelman Agnes Chandelier.
Dominant dwelling in Phoenix during the late 1800s and
Functions now as the basis of the area. The
“Duplex,” on the other hand, the most youthful of the houses on
Sleeping porches of canvas and wood panels pushed out at
night to declare the cool desert wind. The “Bouvier-Teeter
House” reveals the Midwestern bungalow style. These
restored residential treasures in the initial Phoenix
townsite share the locality block with modern
Museums, restaurants and stores. The “Bouvier-Teeter
House” for example, is now a restaurant serving Victorian
Ruins of the ancient Hohokam village, settled by prehistoric
Hohokam people who lived in central and southern Arizona
From about 100 to 1450. Expert farmers, they built
Countless miles of canals to irrigate their crops of corn,
Beans, squash, and cotton. Living in adobe villages, the
Hohokam created red-on-buff wove exquisite fabrics, pottery
Shell jewelry was made by and. Historians estimate
The Hohokam was, driven by drought, internal strife or floods to
Left the Salt River Valley in the fifteenth century. The
Museum concentrates on the Hohokam people and their Salt
River Valley lifestyle of agriculture, canal building, craft
Production, astronomy and commerce. Visitors can explore the
ruins of an 800 year-old platform mound, a ballcourt, and
Replicas of prehistoric Hohokam dwellings. The website additionally
includes the last remaining complete Hohokam irrigation

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Hall of Heroes,What site that is better to create a firefighting museum than in
the city associated with rising from ashes? Sponsored by
The museum, the National Historical Fire Foundation has
Nearly an acre of fire history displays–the greatest group
Of firefighting gear on the planet dating to1725 back,
Including fire engines and some really particular fire
extinguishers. The is also sponsored by the Hall of Flame
National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, which honors
Fire fighters who went beyond the call of duty, the real life
Phoenixes.STATE TOURIST INFORMATION: (602) 364-3700

Priscilla Faith Rhodes is the writer of DISCOVER AMERICA DIARIES: 50 STATES, 50 STATES OF MIND, and co-publisher of the award-winning website, Postcards from America, an edu-travel site that helps students and families learn about America through postcards.