Summarized by Kent Larsen
Arizona House Honors Mormon Pioneer Hamblin
(Arizona celebrates Statehood)
(Phoenix) AZ Republic 15Feb00 N6
Mormon pioneer saluted by House
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- The Arizona State House of Representatives
recognized the 88th anniversary of Arizona's statehood by honoring
Mormon pioneer Jacob Hamblin. The unanimous resolution called Hamblin
a peacemaker among the Utah and Arizona Indians.
Present for the ceremony was Hamblin's
great-great-great-great-granddaughter, Alexandra Kimball, 3 months,
of Salt Lake City. However, Kimball slept through most of the
ceremony. The state was originally to get statehood on February 12,
1912, but U.S. Legislators at the time believed it would conflict
with Lincoln's Birthday.