Modern-day Arizona has been shaped by many cultures, inventions and events. Native Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans and Europeans are just a few of the cultures that have made their marks and their homes in the Grand Canyon State. Meanwhile, inventions like air conditioning and events like the building of railroads and freeways have made it possible for people to live comfortably in the desert. What all these cultures, inventions and events have in common is a relationship to mining.
See the interactive history book here.