The Origin and Meaning of the
The history, origin and meaning of each of the state's nicknames are
The spectacular Grand Canyon is situated in the northern part of
Arizona in the Grand Canyon National Park, a major tourist
attraction of Arizona.
The reference to copper alludes to the rich abundance of metal ore
in the region. Copper mining in Arizona has been a major industry
since the 19th century and is so important that a copper star is
featured in the flag of Arizona.
This origin of this nickname derives from the date of statehood
which was February 14, 1912.
The name Apache alludes to the Native Indian tribe who inhabited the
region. The Apache were members of the Athapaskan people and the
indigenous people of the American southwest desert regions. The
names of the most famous Apache leaders were Geronimo, Cochise and