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Chapter Seven MISSIONARY PIONEERING— Hamblin, "Leatherstocking of the
Southwest," 59; Aboriginal Diversions, 60; Encounter with Federal Explorers, 62;
The Hopi and the Welsh Legend, 63; Indians Await Their Prophets, 65; Navajo
Killing of Geo. A. Smith, Jr., 66; A Seeking of Baptism for Gain, 67; The First Tour
Around the Grand Canyon, 67; A Visit to the Hava-Supai Indians, 69;
Experiences with the Redskins, 70; Killing of Whitmore and Mclntire, 72. Chapter
Eight HAMBLIN ...
There is notation that the river was followed for 65 miles, one of the camps being
at what was called the Canyon San Pedro, undoubtedly at The Narrows, just
above Charleston. December 14 there was a turn westward and at a distance of
nine miles was found a direct trail to Tucson. The day's march was twenty miles,
probably terminating at about Pantano, in the Cienega Wash, though this is only
indicated by the map or description. On the 15th was a twelve-mile march to a dry
... at the box canyon above the mouth of the San Pedro. Emory and Johnston
wrote much of the friendly Pima. The former made prophecy, since sustained,
concerning the de velopment of the Salt and other river valleys, and the 25.
A part of the money, apparently considered as community property, was used
early in 1848 in the purchase of a tract of land, about twenty miles square, at the
mouth of Weber Canyon. The sum of $1950, cash, was paid to one Goodyear,
who claimed to own a Mexican grant, but who afterward proved to have only a
squatter right. The present city of Ogden is on this same tract. California
Comments on the Battalion Very generally there has come down evidence that
the men of the ...
In Utah was danger from the Utes and farther westward from the Paiutes, but
expeditions went well armed and exercised incessant watchfulness. The much
more direct route across Arizona on the 35th parallel was used by few Spaniards,
though assuredly easier than that northward around the Canyon of the Colorado
River. This direct route was traversed in 1598 by Juan de Onate, New Mexico's
first Spanish governor, and, in 1776, Father Garces went from the Colorado
eastward to ...
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I found that James H McClintock presents a large, gigantic slice of Mormon history about the West. As a student of the Mormon Battalion, Arizona, Jacob Hamblin, the source materials are priceless. I think this is required reading about the Western United States. Great source material.