With the approaching millennium, Marshall Trimble, Arizona's state historian, recaps a hundred years' worth of highlights and little-known happenings in the Grand Canyon State -- from train robberies to astronaut training and beyond The result is a fun and fascinating retrospective of the past centre. Did you know, for example, that a three-year-old Barry Goldwater was the ring bearer at the very first wedding in the new state of Arizona? That Pluto was discovered by an amateur astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff? Or that Joseph and John F. Kennedy spent the summer of 1936 as cowboys on a ranch near Benson?Divided into chapters each spanning a decade, Arizona 2000 recounts what was going on in the world along with the surprising and fascinating facts and trivia of the forty-eighth state. Told the way folks love to hear it, this book is engaging, comprehensive, and loaded with delightful legends and yarns about the Arizona of yesteryear.