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Jacob Hamblin

Born April 2, 1819 - Died August 21, 1886

The great Mormon frontiersman and Indian missionary
settled in Tooele Valley, Utah in 1850 and began peaceful
negotiations with the Red Men. He was so successful that
the officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints sent him to establish residence among the
Indians at Santa Clara, Utah, in 1854.

A fort was erected on this site in 1865 into which
he moved in 1869. He assisted Maj. J. W. Powell and
party 1862-72. He was transferred in 1878 to Arizona, and
later to New Mexico. He is buried at Alpine, Arizona.
His friendship with the Indians saved many lives.

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