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Near Paragonah in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Henry W. Lunt

Roadside Park

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
1. Henry W. Lunt Marker
Inscription. This Park is dedicated to the memory of Henry W. Lunt, Jan. 25 1863-Dec. 26, 1926, in recognition of his contribution to the scenic, economic and spiritual development of Southern Utah. Mr. Lunt served as Vice Chairman of the State Road Commission and, "did more than any other individual in the history of Southern Utah to promote the development of the highway system to these rural areas and to open the road system to scenic parks of Southern Utah."(Governor Henry Blood)
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.
Henry W. Lunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
2. Henry W. Lunt Marker
37° 58.921′ N, 112° 44.288′ W. Marker is near Paragonah, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is on Interstate 15 at milepost 88, on the right when traveling south. 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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Henry W. Lunt Roadside Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
3. Henry W. Lunt Roadside Park
Henry W. Lunt Roadside Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
4. Henry W. Lunt Roadside Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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