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1st Arizona governor's pyramid tomb repaired
|Contributor||Thomas Walker |
|Last Edited||Thomas Walker Apr 29, 2009 02:22pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Arizona Republic (Phoenix)|
|News Date||Monday, April 13, 2009 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||The pyramid overlooking the Phoenix Zoo in Papago Park, burial place of Arizona's first governor, has a gleaming new finish, new benches and new educational displays that will open Saturday. |
On that day, the Gov. George W.P. Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate completion of the project.
The repairs to Hunt's Tomb were the doing of Helen Bernhard of Phoenix, project chairwoman, who cajoled, persuaded and led members of her chapter, the Phoenix Parks Department and others to complete the repairs.
Six other members of Hunt's and his wife's family are also buried under the pyramid.
The tomb, erected in 1932 as the burial place for Hunt's wife, fell into disrepair due to the elements and vandalism. Its covering of white tiles was discolored and damaged.
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