Edward Schieffelin, one of Arizona’s most famed prospectors was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in 1847.
Schieffelin’s penchant for prospecting began in the Pacific Northwest in 1864. A decade later, Schieffelin scoured Arizona for riches around the Grand Canyon, Mineral Park and Irataba districts.
This article, Mine Tales: Edward Schieffelin was prospector, Tombstone founder, chronicles his mineral exploration in Arizona and the founding of Tombstone, Arizona.
Arizona Daily Star, William Ascarza. "Mine Tales: Edward Schieffelin was prospector, Tombstone founder." Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson, AZ), Web Edition ed., sec. News, 7 Feb. 2016. NewsBank, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=AWNB&docref=news/15AEDC19C8E6BB78. Accessed 18 Apr. 2018.
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