Colonel Joseph Ballinger Chiles (July 16, 1810 – June 25, 1885) was an early California pioneer and guide.
He returned east in 1842 and subsequently led seven more wagon trains into California. At Fort Hall he met Joseph Reddeford Walker whom he convinced to lead half the settlers with him traveling in wagons back to California down the Humboldt River. Chiles led the rest in a pack train party up the Malheur River and on south to California via the Pit and Sacramento Rivers. Walker's party in 1843 also abandoned their wagons and finished getting to California by pack train.
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