Shipping from the State of Arizona to West Virginia
Arizona was originally part of New Mexico; however, the land was yielded to the United States in 1848 and became a separate territory in 1863. On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the last of the 48 contiguous United States to be admitted to the union.
Arizona is located in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. Arizona is the 6th largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest. Both the capital city and the largest city is Phoenix.
Arizona is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon State”. It is also well-known as “The Copper State” and “The Valentine State”. The state tree is the Palo Verde, the state bird is the Cactus Wren and the state flower is the Saguaro Cactus Blossom. The state motto is “God Enriches” (Latin: Ditat Deus).
Shipping to the State of Arizona to West Virginia
During the Civil War that lasted between 1861 and 1865, the Virginia state voted to disaffiliate from the United States. People from the mountainous western part of the state were against the decision and decided to create their own state to support the Union. That was what led to the formation of the state West Virginia. On June 20, 1863, congress instituted West Virginia as a state.
The West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry was the location of John Brown’s ill-fated 1859 raid on the federal arsenal there. Although Brown’s plan to arm a large-scale slave rebellion with weapons from the armory eventually failed, and Brown was hanged. The raid was not successful with inflaming white Southern fears of slave rebellions and increased the increasing tension between the North and South preceding the Civil War.
Today, West Virginia is a major coal-producing state, contributing 15% of the country’s coal. The New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville is the longest steel arch bridge in the world. Every October, the town hosts a Bridge Day celebration when the road is closed to traffic, and people are allowed to parachute and bungee jump off the bridge. The event entices almost 100,000 participants and spectators each year. Popular West Virginia natives include actor Don Knotts, gymnast Mary Lou Retton, and test pilot Chuck Yeager.