Poston's Butte

Poston's Butte (HMHPB)

Location: Florence, AZ 85132 Pinal County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 3.326', W 111° 22.755'

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Charles Debrille Poston, 1825-1902, often referred to as the "Father of Arizona", promoted territorial status for Arizona during President Lincoln's administration. Poston, motivated by silver mining interest lobbied for federal legislation to create the Territory of Arizona in 1863. At various times Poston served as federal Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Arizona, agricultural agent in Phoenix, U.S. Land Register in Florence, U.S. Consul at Nogales and Arizona's first Congressional delegate. Poston envisioned, but never built, a temple to the sun, two miles west, on Primrose Hill. He was buried atop this hill, now called Poston's Butte.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByPinal County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 464594 N 3657496
Decimal Degrees33.05543333, -111.37925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.326', W 111° 22.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 19.56" N, 111° 22' 45.30" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1361-1399 E Hunt Hwy, Florence AZ 85132, US
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