“Prescott’s First Citizen” Was a Rough-and-tumble Grizzly-fighting Mountain Man-by the Name of Pauline Weaver

When old Joe Walker, one of the West’s most famous explorers, and his party of prospectors arrived at Granite Creek in the spring of 1863, an old mountaineer by the name of Pauline Weaver was already camped there. The area was the stomping ground of the Yavapai Indians, a formidable tribe of warriors, but surprisingly, the earliest days of Prescott’s history were relatively free of bloodshed, and the credit ...

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