Arizona's Centennial Celebration

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Arizona's centennial celebration is under way at the Capitol in Phoenix as residents celebrate the state's 100th birthday.

Gov. Jan Brewer shouted "happy birthday Arizona" from a stage in front of the domed Old Capitol at the start of festivities.

Those included story-telling, musical acts, displays and dancing.
 
Additional events included a ceremony to issue an Arizona statehood postage stamp and a performance by violinist Itzhak Perlman in the Arizona Senate chambers.

On Feb. 14, 1912, Arizona  became the last of the states formed in the contiguous 48 states.