Hunt’s Tomb

by K-Berens
Hunt's tomb at night with moon shining

In 2006 restoration work was undertaken and was completed in 2009 at a final cost of $76,000. Funding came from the George W.P. Hunt chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Phoenix Parks Department, and local businessman Gary Banker.

Originally built for his wife, Hunt’s tomb is the final resting place of Governor George W.P. Hunt, his wife, his daughter and his wife’s family. Located in Papago Park, a municipal park in Phoenix, Arizona, this unique tomb can be seen from any point in the park. Sitting on top of a large hill, the tomb takes the shape of a white pyramid.

Hunt was the successful first governor of Arizona, in office for a record seven terms. Hunt had the idea for a pyramid after a trip to Egypt, he had the pyramid made for his wife when she passed away in 1931. Three years later, in 1934, Hunt was also laid to rest beside his wife.

The view from the top of the hill by the tomb gives a panoramic view of the Valley of the Sun, which is a part of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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Hunt’s Tomb, Phoenix, Arizona

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