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William B. Ridenour

William B. Ridenour

William B. Ridenour (1835-1926) son of John and Susanna Bechtel Ridenour. In 1851 he removed with his family to Illinois, and later went west where he became a prospector. He discovered the Hackberry (Arizona) silver lode in 1874 after nearly losing his life when attacked by Indians near the Grand Canyon.


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