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12 Reasons Why People From Arizona Are Unbelievably Tough

One of the things I absolutely love about Arizona is that our residents are not only incredibly diverse, but there’s a lot we share in common. One of those traits I like to point out is that we have the tenacity and patience to live in a place that can otherwise seem inhospitable. Even some of our towns are “too tough to die.” Check out some of the reasons Arizonans can be considered a tough bunch:

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Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at