Near Paragonah in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Henry W. Lunt
Henry Lunt unselfishly served in the tradition of his pioneer ancestry. He made great personal and financial sacrifices to further the state of Utah. Among many positions, he served as: State Senator, County Commissioner, Mayor of Cedar City, City Councilman, President of the Telephone Company, President of the Mercantile, City Manager, LDS Bishop and Stake President. He was recognized as a peacemaker and was devoted to his family.
Mr. Lunt's vision provided this park. With the expansion of the highway, he wanted a resting spot by this natural spring for weary travelers. This first roadside park in Utah was named for and dedicated to Mr. Lunt on Dec. 27, 1940.
May this place remind all to perpetuate the pioneer spirit of love, humanity and devotion to God, family, state, and community that Henry W. Lunt embodied.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in southbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Paragonah UT 84760, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paragonah Fort (approx. 6.9 miles away); Paragonah Town Square (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Tithing Lot and Relief Society Hall (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pioneer Rock Church (approx. 10.9 miles away); D.U.P. Relic Hall (approx. 10.9 miles away); Pioneer Sundial (approx. 10.9 miles away); Old Comedy Hall (approx. 11 miles away); First School House and Council House in Iron County (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paragonah.
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