John Hance

John Hance

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 6 Jan 1919
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Burial Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 6976348 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 1 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6976348
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hance (unknown–6 Jan 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6976348, citing Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .