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:

DeniseinVA said...

Another fascinating bit of trivia.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

The rise of the Phoenix then.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Good to know!

Bob Bushell said...

Phoenix is coming.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

DEZMOND said...

did they destroy the former civilization first?

bj said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Knew the name but not why it was chosen

Sharon said...

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

Elisabeth said...

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

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

Breathtaking said...

Interesting how places get their names.

Stephanie Faris said...

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

Kati said...

I like that thought begind it!

-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

What specific civilization was that?

Blue Grumpster said...

Harry Potter's.