Arizona became a state on Valentine’s Day 1912.
That date was chosen because it marked a half-century since we’d become a territory…Arizona was made a Confederate Territory on February 14th in 1862.
You know, on Statehood day, there wasn’t a lot of fanfare …Gov. George
W. P. Hunt walked more than a mile to the State Capitol to sign the papers.
We do know the occasion of Arizona’s statehood got some brand new media attention…President Taft’s signing of the papers was the first time motion pictures were taken inside the White House.