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‘…Truly, then, George W. P. Hunt was gone' (access required)

Gov. George W. P. Hunt with his daughter Virginia at the Governor’s Mansion at 1679 E. McDowell.On Christmas Eve, 1934, the first, and seven-time governor of Arizona died at home at 1679 E. McDowell in Phoenix. That morning, at around 10:30, he was deciding the menu for Christmas dinner with his daughter, Mrs. Virginia Brannan. ...

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