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Posted on March 11, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Papago Park | Phoenix, Arizona

Approaching the “Hole in the Rock”


625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | 6 a.m. to 7 p.m

Papago Park of Phoenix, Arizona, is a beautiful 1,200acre Sonoran desert park, consisting of valiant landscapes, historic markings and fascinating rock formations. Sitting center to the Phoenix Zoo and the Botanical Garden, Papago Park is a great gathering spot for fishing, cycling, hiking and picnicking.

Hunt's Tomb

Papago Park is home to the tomb of George Wylie Paul Hunt, son of George Washington Hunt and Sarah Elizabeth (Yates) Hunt. Arriving in Globe, Arizona in 1881 with little more than the clothes on his back. George was born in Huntsville, Missouri and arrived to Arizona prospecting for gold as so many others did in the days of 1881. Beginning one of his first jobs as a delivery boy, he lead himself to presidency of that same company in 10yrs. Accomplishing his first successful ballot in Arizona Territorial House of Representatives in 1892. In 1905 George was elected to Legislature in the territorial elections, and held the Presidency of Legislative Council as it assembled in 1910. George was the principal writer of the Arizona Constitution. This constitution gave women the right to vote, 8 years before the 19th amendment. George Hunt is quite modernly known as a national record breaking politician, assembling in 1912 as the state of Arizona's first governor, sustaining title in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th term. 

View the city website for rules, regulations and hours of operation. 

*Don’t forget to stop at Hall of Flame while you’re in the area, and set your sites on vintage fire vehicles dated from 1725 fully restored and displayed for your enjoyment. 6101 East Van Buren St.   (602) 275-3473 *

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