Happy birthday! Arizona celebrates 111 years of statehood

Arizona is marking 111 years of statehood on Tuesday.

It was on Feb. 14, 1912, that President William Howard Taft’s signing of legislation that officially made Arizona the 48th U.S. state.

Prior to statehood, Arizona had been a U.S. territory for nearly 50 years.

To celebrate Arizona's birthday, Gov. Katie Hobbs will join the Capitol Museum Guild for a presentation on Arizona's women governors who were born and raised in the state. The Navajo Nation's first female speaker of council will also be on hand.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.

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State flag of Arizona (file)

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