Pioneer & Military Memorial Park of Phoenix

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Pioneer & Military Memorial Park exists to honor the legacies of early residents buried in seven historic cemeteries established in 1884 and closed in 1914. Henry Garfias, a popular and prominent lawman, once served the town as constable and marshal. Rose Gregory, one of Phoenix's most colorful forerunners, is remembered as a benevolent madam. Charles Posten was once regarded as the "Father of Arizona." And the tragic death of Letitia Rice led to a hasty trial and acquittal before being ruled accidental. The Pioneers' Cemetery Association delves into the past and brings to light the movers, shakers and regular folks who built this incredible desert city.
ISBN: 9781467138031
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: Landmarks
Images: 106
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
The contributing authors are volunteers with the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association. They have a variety of backgrounds as historians, librarians, government officials, engineers, designers and community activists. Some are retirees who remain active with their volunteer work with the PCA and other organizations. All are united in the same goals of preserving the historic cemeteries and the heritage of the early pioneers.
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