Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fact of the Day: Phoenix

The capital of Arizona, Phoenix was named after the mythical bird. The name was chosen as the city was born on the ruins of a former civilization. 

15 comments:

  1. Another fascinating bit of trivia.

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  2. Very good name , I didn´t know the reason. Kisses :)

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  3. did they destroy the former civilization first?

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  4. I often wondered if this was the way it got it's name.

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  5. Knew the name but not why it was chosen

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  6. Ah that's a cool fact! I didn't know that :) I learn something new everytime I visit your blog

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  7. What was the former civilization? How interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  8. Interesting how places get their names.

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  9. I knew it was named after the bird, but didn't know why!

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  10. I like that thought begind it!

    -Kati

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  11. What specific civilization was that?

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