On Valentine’s Day, 2012, Arizona will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary of statehood. An earlier Note discussed some events associated with the celebration: Quick Note: 100 Years Old on January 21, 2012. Today’s Note highlights a post by Jeff Harrison on the University of Arizona news site ( titled “UA Grad Pens Book on Arizona History From Day One.”

The post introduces the book in this way:

The history of Arizona, says longtime Arizona historian Jim Turner, starts with the geological formations that make the state unique. Turner, a University of Arizona alumnus, has penned a new book about his favorite subject, “Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State,” published byGibbs Smith

[all italics are added by me to denote quotes from the article]

There is a lot of interesting material in the book: “The book also comes illustrated with hundreds of historic and modern…

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