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Globe in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

From Globe to Governor

 
 
From Globe to Governor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 6, 2013
1. From Globe to Governor Marker
Inscription. George W.P. Hunt, Arizona's first Governor, arrived in Globe as a poor prospector. His first job was sweeping out a Saloon, but he eventually served four terms as Governor, beginning at Statehood in 1912. He campaigned on the back of a burro and gave away jars of his wife's homemade jams. His house considerably changed still stands here in Globe.

Rose Mofford grew up here, and graduated from Globe High School. She was an excellent athlete and scholar, but her father refused to send her to college and asked her not to play professional sports. Overcoming these and other barriers, Rose became the first woman Governor of Arizona.

Both Hunt and Mofford were champions of education working for free test books and other improvements. Our mural includes two of the students who helped design and paint this tribute.

Designed and Painted By:
J.J. Burke, Brittney Williams, Cotey Taylor, Zenada Webb Diana Tunis, Carole Suikone, Jenny Kilb

Thanks To:
John Oadoneetto, John's furniture
Allen Bainter, RSC, Rental Service Corp
Michael Collett and company
 
Erected by Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.
 
Location. 33° 23.932′ N, 110° 47.309′ W. Marker is in Globe, Arizona
From Globe to Governor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 6, 2013
2. From Globe to Governor Marker
, in Gila County. Marker is on North Broad Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on north wall of thrift store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 465 North Broad Street, Globe AZ 85501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hanging Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); International House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cobre Valley Center for the Arts (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Globe (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of John W. Wentworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hon. George W. P. Hunt (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Espiscopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Globe.
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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