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John Hance
Birth: unknown
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1919
Flagstaff
Coconino County
Arizona, USA

Pioneer of the Grand Canyon. When he arrived in 1883 he became probably the first white man to settle there. He created many trails and the Hance Rapids on the Colorado River are named after him. The 'Captain' was a courtesy title which this character and raconteur adopted for himself - one contemporary visitor wrote 'To see the canyon only, and not to see Captain John Hance, is to miss half the show'. (bio by: David Conway) 
 
Burial:
Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery
Grand Canyon
Coconino County
Arizona, USA
 
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Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Dec 01, 2002
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John Hance
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John Hance
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