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Arizona Trivia

Weird, Wacky and Wild

by (author) Paul Soderberg & Lisa Wojna

Publisher
Blue Bike Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2008
Category
Trivia, Trivia, Southwest
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897278499
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $18.95

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Arizona is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters: * Mesa's founder was the great-grandfather of Fay Wray, star of King Kong (1933) * The place to go for great burgers in Kayenta is also the place to learn about the Navajo Code Talkers * Phoenix native Joan Ganz Cooney created Sesame Street * Irving Berlin wrote the greatest Christmas song of all time--''White Christmas''--while sitting beside a swimming pool in Phoenix * One of the seven species of horned lizards found in Arizona is the horny toad, which squirts blood from its eyes when frightened * Chandler holds an annual Ostrich Festival--one of the Top 10 Unique Festivals in the United States * The only two communities in the U.S. where postal workers still deliver mail by mule are both in the Grand Canyon--in Havasu Falls, where the Havasupai tribe has lived for 800 years, and in Phantom Ranch, a resort village * The ''Jojo's'' mentioned in the Beatles' song ''Get Back'' was a popular bar in Tucson * And more.

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Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it’s the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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