Few People Know Arizona's First Governor Is Buried At Papago Park In Phoenix
By Katie Lawrence|Published September 14, 2021
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
Arizona has an incredibly rich history, and insight into our past is often hiding where we’d least expect to find it. Papago Park, one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the state, is home to the final resting place of Arizona’s very first governor, W.P. Hunt. His tomb sits atop a dramatic hill, so you can pay your respects while admiring panoramic vistas of the surrounding desert landscape.
Have you ever seen Hunt’s Tomb at Papago Park? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments section below. Tell us how it went, then check out our previous article for one of the most popular hiking trails in the park.
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