The following are excerpts from Marshall Trimble's
1. What place was once
known as the dude ranch capital of Arizona?
2. Name the capital city of
3. What is the name of
Arizona's living historical museum north of Phoenix?
4. Where are "Andy Devine
5. Where is the Bird Cage
6. What is the capital of
Arizona's neighbor, Sonora, Mexico?
7. Where is Mars Hill?
8. What city hosts the Rodeo
9. What are Surprise and
10. What frontier military
post was located near
11. What trail was formerly
known as the Cameron
12. What community calls
itself "The Town too Tough to
2. Window Rock
3. Pioneer Arizona
9. Arizona communities
10. Fort Lowell
11. Bright Angel Trail
The following are excerpts from Marshall
Trimblel's "Arizona Trivia"
1. What Arizona city’s
name means big house?
2. What should you not wear
to the Pinnacle Peak Patio Restaurant?
3. What Tucson resort hotel's
name means” the conqueror” in Spanish?
4. In what city is Fort
Whipple Veteran’s Hospital located?
5. Name one Arizona community
with the same name as a U. S. President.
6. Name one of Arizona's
7. What city is located in
8. What are Davis and Horse
9. Where is Arizona's U.S.
Marine Corps Air Station?
10.What Arizona city is the
Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum near? 1
11. Where is the world's
12. Where is the Lavender
2. A necktie
3. Tucson’s El Conquistador
5. Coolidge, Roosevelt,
Johnson, Taylor, & Fort Grant
6. Prescott or Bisbee
8. Arizona Dams
11. Parker Dam (Lake Havasu)
1.What small, eastern Arizona
community owns its own prehistoric ruins?
2.Who is entombed in a
pyramid in Phoenix Papago Park?
3.What town derives its name
from the old Spanish pronunciation of the Biblical
"My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me?
1. Springerville (Casa Malpai)
2. Gov George Hunt & Family
How and why the
town of Tuba City got its name?
Arizona Names: X Marks the Spot, by Byrd Howell Granger,
and Arizona Place Names, by Will Barnes. Tuba City, on
the Navajo Reservation, was founded in the 1880s as a
Mormon colony. It was named for Tuba, a Hopi chief who
often served as a guide for the Mormon pioneers.
In Hopi, Tuba means "pine tree." The Navajos
called the place "tangled waters." Its post office
opened in 1884. Herbert Gregory, an early
historian, wrote of Tuba City, "Tuba is a veritable
oasis - a patch of green in the midst of a forbidding
desert. It has been the seat of an agricultural
population long antedating the discovery of America. The
Spanish padres found the ancestors of the Hopi
cultivating corn and cotton in fields centuries old.
There is a giant spring there."
At the corner
of Cactus and Cave Creek roads, there used to be the
town of Cactus. How and why named that?
The town of
Cactus originally was going to be called Pass City, but
the name was changed to Cactus because there were so
many catcus around there. Its post office opened in May
1918 and was closed in January 1964. According to
Granger, there are 16 places in Arizona with "cactus" in
the name Surprise come from?
Surprise, Arizona was named
after developer Homer C. Ludden's hometown of Surprise, Nebraska.