Charles D. Poston Grave


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Unknown Unknown c126pa.jpg C-126 B&W 1020.0126.0001 c0126pa Print 6x9 Historic Photographs 1825-1902 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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This is the original grave site of Charles Debrille Poston (b. 1825 - d. 1902) located in the potter's field of Porter Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. Poston was called the "Father of Arizona Territory" and was Arizona's first delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1864. On April 26, 1925, on the centennial of Poston's birth, his remains were transferred and interred to Primrose Hill, which was later renamed Poston's Butte, in Florence, Arizona under an elaborate pyramid-like tomb.

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