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Arisona, Arissona or Arizona? How did the 48th state get its name?

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2020-01-28 15:34:51-05

PHOENIX — Where did the name "Arizona" come from? Historians still debate the way our beautiful 48th state got its name. Is it Arisona, Arissona or Arizona?

Watch the video above to see how Arizona got its name!