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The Lunt Park South Rest Area on Interstate 15 in Utah.


The plaque at the site says:

Henry W. Lunt Roadside Park

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 the 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 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 ail to perpetuate the Pioneer Spirit of Love, Humanity and Devotion to God, Family, State and Community that Henry W. Lunt embodied.