A Whole Lot of Fish

A Whole Lot of Fish

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Narrator: Keane

Located on a 200-acre site in the middle of Papago Park, the Hunt Bass Fish Hatchery (named after Governor George W.P. Hunt) was built in December of 1932 for the Arizona Game and Fish Department by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) using borrowed road works equipment. Built to provide a breeding area for warm water fish such as bluegill, perch, and bass, the resulting hatchlings were distributed through Arizona and sometimes across the country. The hatchery was active until 1959 producing as many as 400,000 fish annually.

Fun Facts:

  • Lake in Papago Park
  • Lake in Papago Park
  • Papago Park

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