Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jacob Hamblin House

We went to the Jacob Hamblin home in Santa Clara, Utah. We loved the stories about Jacob and how he was instrumental in founding Southern Utah. When mom first opened the door, the lady said,"Oh, I know you!" with her Australian accent! Turns out she and her husband were the temple Presidents when mom and Harold were on their mission to Sydney. It's a small world! They had fun catching up. What are the odds that they would meet here at this time??? Jacob Hamblin became one of the first pioneers to cross the plains to Utah in 1847.  He lived among the Indians and worked with them. He was a missionary to the Native Americans of Southern Utah. Work with the American Indians and explorations into Arizona and New Mexico kept Hamblin on the road a lot. The Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma has documented the fact that Hamblin rode more miles on horseback than anyone else during his time (30,000 miles!). His  Mormon pioneer, explorer, peacemaker, faithful servant, benevolent master. Faith and fortitude. Strength and survival. Those are the stories this house tells. And his story comes to life in this simple dwelling place. We loved vising here!

1 comment:

Peg Collins said...

We served with Elder and Sister Hewstone in the St. George Temple Visitors Center and Historic Sites mission - Great people - We miss them. Thanks for the pictures.
Elder and Sister Collins