Today Arizona celebrates 100 years of statehood. Celebrations kicked off this past weekend and will continue throughout the year. The Yuma Square and Round Dance Festival we attended last week was a designated Centennial event.
Arizona owes much of its renown to the Colorado River. Here it is as it flows through Yuma, shortly after the Gila River joins with it.
It doesn’t look like much, does it? In several travel brochures I read in Yuma I saw it referred to as “the once mighty Colorado River.”
Congratulations to Arizona on its Centennial! The will be no more statehood centennials until Alaska and Hawaii in 2059.