John W. "Jack" Swilling (April 1, 1830 – August 12, 1878) was an early pioneer in Arizona Territory. He is commonly credited as one of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Swilling also had an important role in the opening to settlement of the central Arizona highlands in the vicinity of modern-day Prescott, Arizona.

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  • John W. "Jack" Swilling (April 1, 1830 – August 12, 1878) was an early pioneer in Arizona Territory. He is commonly credited as one of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Swilling also had an important role in the opening to settlement of the central Arizona highlands in the vicinity of modern-day Prescott, Arizona. His discoveries resulted in a gold rush to the new area, and this in turn led to the establishment of Arizona’s first Territorial Capital at the mining town of Prescott. Jack Swilling was both a Confederate States Army minuteman and a civilian aid to the United States Army during the American Civil War. Swilling was a teamster, prospector, mine and mill owner, a saloon and dance hall owner. He also was a visionary, a canal builder, farmer, rancher, and public servant. All of this was accomplished while he suffered from periods of excruciating pain resulting from major injuries he suffered in 1854. He took morphine to assuage the pain, which led to dependency problems for the rest of his life. (en)
  • John W. "Jack" Swilling (April 1, 1830 – August 12, 1878) was an early pioneer in the Arizona Territory. He is commonly credited as one of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Swilling also played an important role in the opening of the central Arizona highlands to white settlement. His discoveries resulted in a gold rush to the region, and this in turn led to the establishment of Arizona’s first territorial capital at the mining town of Prescott.Swilling was both a Confederate States Army minuteman and a civilian aid to the United States Army during the American Civil War. He worked in a variety of disciplines throughout his life, including as a teamster, prospector, mine and mill owner, and saloon and dance hall owner, as well as a canal builder, farmer, rancher, and public servant. All of this was accomplished while he suffered from periods of excruciating pain resulting from major injuries he suffered in 1854. He took morphine to assuage the pain, which led to dependency problems for the rest of his life. (en)
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  • Yuma Territorial Prison (en)
  • Jack Swilling in his only known photograph, date unknown. (en)
  • Inside the Swilling residence. (en)
  • Location of the grave of Col. Snively in the Swilling Ranch. (en)
  • Ruins of the Swilling residence in Black Canyon City. (en)
  • Ruins of the Joint Head Dam which was built in 1884, on the location where Jack Swilling began to build his ditch and where the Salt River is located.] (en)
  • When Swilling was named constable he used this river rock as a temporary jail before the first wooden jail house was built. It served as a leg iron to shackle prisoners. (en)
  • Grave of Jack Swilling's wife, Trinidad Escalante (en)
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  • Phoenix-St. Francis Catholic Cemetery-1897-Trinidad Escalante Swilling Shumaker.jpg (en)
  • Yuma-Yuma Territorial Prison-1875-5.jpg (en)
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  • John W. "Jack" Swilling (April 1, 1830 – August 12, 1878) was an early pioneer in Arizona Territory. He is commonly credited as one of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Swilling also had an important role in the opening to settlement of the central Arizona highlands in the vicinity of modern-day Prescott, Arizona. (en)
  • John W. "Jack" Swilling (April 1, 1830 – August 12, 1878) was an early pioneer in the Arizona Territory. He is commonly credited as one of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Swilling also played an important role in the opening of the central Arizona highlands to white settlement. (en)
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