Hunt's Tomb

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Hunt's Tomb
P-Governor Hunt's tomb.jpg
View of Hunt's Tomb in Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona
Hunt's Tomb is located in Arizona
Hunt's Tomb
Hunt's Tomb is located in the US
Hunt's Tomb
Location 625 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona
Coordinates 33°27′6.8″N 111°56′39.7″W / 33.451889°N 111.944361°W / 33.451889; -111.944361
Area less than one acre
Built 1932
Built by Webb, Del E.
MPS Pyramidal Monuments in Arizona MPS
NRHP Reference # 08000526[1]
Added to NRHP June 12, 2008

Hunt's Tomb is a small white pyramid behind a fence at the top of a hill within Papago Park. George W.P. Hunt (Arizona's 1st governor) had the tomb built in 1931 to entomb his wife. He was placed there after his death in 1934. Their daughter and his wife's family are also buried there.

The tomb was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

The tomb is easily seen from anywhere in the South West part of Papago Park on a sizable hill overlooking the Phoenix zoo and offers a panoramic view of the eastern part of the Valley of the Sun.

According to Roadsize America "Dubbed "King George VII," he was a friend of the common man and a foe (sometimes) of the railroad and mining trusts, which he called "coyotes" and "skunks." Plaques on his pyramid declare that he was a descendant of an unnamed "Revolutionary War patriot," that he allowed women to vote in his state eight years before the rest of the country, and that he was elected governor seven times, which "set a national record." [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/15171#sthash.wdovmnZN.dpuf