A Puzzling New Offering From Arizona Highways

It's the week of January 29, which means it's also the week of National Puzzle Day. And we've got just the thing for lovers of puzzles and Arizona history.

A map created by legendary Arizona Highways Art Director George Avey is now available as a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, priced at $19.99. It joins our George Avey Collection alongside our popular diner mugs.

The map, which appeared in the magazine in 1940, features whimsical illustrations of Arizona's unique people and places. You'll notice that there aren't any interstates on this map — only U.S. and state routes. The Interstate Highway System didn't come along until the 1950s, and Arizona's interstates are even younger than that. The map also predates many of Arizona's national parks and monuments.

At least two Arizona Highways staffers have completed the puzzle, and we can report that it's challenging without being overly frustrating. Which is what you want in a jigsaw puzzle, we think.

To pick up your own George Avey map puzzle, visit our online store or stop by our gift shop, located at 2039 W. Lewis Avenue in Phoenix.

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