Arizona’s First Governor Is Buried Inside A Pyramid

AZFamily on an odd slice of Egypt in the American Southwest:

If you’ve ever visited the Phoenix Zoo, hiked in Phoenix’s Papago Park, or flown into Sky Harbor International Airport, you’ve probably noticed the small white pyramid sitting atop a desert mountain in the middle of Phoenix’s Papago Park.

It’s the tomb of Arizona’s first governor, George W.P. Hunt. Hunt became Arizona’s governor in 1912. He was elected for seven terms, which ended in 1933.

After a visit to Egypt, he and his wife became fascinated with its pyramids. This fascination led him to ask Congress for permission to build a pyramid tomb in Phoenix. Hunt was also laid to rest in the tomb in 1934. Today, five other family members also lay at rest in the tomb.

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  • arfer

    Supposedly, his ashed are held in a Ladmo Bag inside the tomb.

  • Frank Dracman

    This has long been a popular spot for tripping on drugs.  

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