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Bass, AZ


Coconino Co.

GLO Map, 1921

In T. 30 N., R. 2 E.  Coconino plateau Grand Canyon N. P.  Station on Grand Canyon R. R.   After W. W. Bass, early settler, explorer, guide for this entire region.  Born Shelbyville, Ind. , 1849.  Locator of Mystic spring in the canyon.

According to George Wharton James, Captain Burro, a Havasupai Indian, led Bass to this spring which he, Ross, previously could not discover.  For this, Bass gave him a sack of flour and half a beef.  Bass built a good trail to the spring.  The author (Will C. Barnes) camped there, with him for several days in Dec., 1888.  Bass died at Wickenburg, Jan. 18, 1933, at the age of 84.  His ashes were scattered in the Grand Canyon.

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