Florence, Arizona: Pyramid Tomb of the Father of Arizona

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Address:
W. Hunt Hwy, Florence, AZ
Directions:
Drive north out of Florence on Hwy 79, cross the (dry) Gila River, then turn left at milepost 136 onto Hunt Hwy. Drive west 1.5 miles. You'll see a small brown sign on the right, "Poston Butte Monument Park." Turn right, follow the dirt road to the parking area, then follow the trail on foot a half-mile up the hill to the pyramid.
Hours:
Daily dawn-dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Pyramid Tomb of the Father of Arizona

Charles D. Poston, who was buried in Phoenix in 1902, was dug out of his grave 23 years later and moved to this 14-foot-high pyramid on a hilltop out in the desert.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/09/2016]

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Pyramid tomb.

Pyramid Tomb of the Father of Arizona

Worth the short hike. Governor Hunt took the body of Charles Poston and put it at the top of this mountain.

[nickgoeswest, 08/10/2020]

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