Charles Debrille Poston, 1825-1902, often referred to as the "Father of Arizona", promoted territorial status for Arizona during President Lincoln's administration. Poston, motivated by silver mining interest lobbied for federal legislation to create the Territory of Arizona in 1863. At various times Poston served as federal Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Arizona, agricultural agent in Phoenix, U.S. Land Register in Florence, U.S. Consul at Nogales and Arizona's first Congressional delegate. Poston envisioned, but never built, a temple to the sun, two miles west, on Primrose Hill. He was buried atop this hill, now called Poston's Butte.