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Oral Histories of Gila County Ranchers
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    • Wheeler Family History, Part 2

    • Wheeler Family History, Part 2
    • Terry Wheeler
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; San Carlos Indian Reservation...
    • Terry continues giving the history of the cattle industry and ranching in the San Carlos and Navajo Indian reservations. He explains the Apache culture, trends of politics and economy on the Reservation. He also talks about farming on the...
    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1

    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1
    • Terry Wheeler
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Southern...
    • Terry Wheeler talks about the history of his great gandparents, Irish emigrants, who came to Arizona working on the railroad in the late 1800s. Terry's mother told him stories about Pancho Villa and of seeing Geronimo, captured and waiting for...
    • Tucker Family History

    • Tucker Family History
    • Leroy Tucker
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River...
    • Leroy tells his mother's grandparents, David and Josephine Bean Harer, the first white family to settle in Greenback Valley and the Tonto Basin in the mid 1870s. His mother was a Conroy. His father, Gabriel Kendrick Tucker, came to Globe with his...
    • Stewart and Tucker Family History, Part 2

    • Stewart and Tucker Family History, Part 2
    • Tucker, Velma Stewart
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River Watershed (Ariz.); Tonto National...
    • Part 2: Velma Tucker continues her story of after they had moved onto the Bar Eleven ranch. Being active with the Arizona Cattle Growers Assoc., Velma, as the wife of a cattleman, was also involved in the Arizona Cowbelles. She was instrumental...
    • Stewart and Tucker Family History, Part 1

    • Stewart and Tucker Family History, Part 1
    • Tucker, Velma Stewart
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River Watershed (Ariz.); Arizona Junior...
    • Part 1: Velma Stewart Tucker tells the history of the Stewart family. Her father, Bill Stewart, was born in Payson the son of Sam and Margaret Stewart, before statehood. Her mother was born in Pima, a Cluff, an old Mormon family who came to...
    • Sheppard Family History, Part 2

    • Sheppard Family History, Part 2
    • Nancy Sheppard
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Ranching History of Gila County; Rodeo Hall of Fame; Trick riding; Trick roping
    • Nancy tells her own story of being a trick rider in rodeos that earned her a place in the Rodeo Hall of Fame. Her grandfather, Gus Kelly, had a ranch and her father, Cleve, was a Texas cowboy, a trick roper and a calf roper. Nancy's mother's...
    • Sheppard Family History, Part 1

    • Sheppard Family History, Part 1
    • Lynn and Nancy Sheppard
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; Rodeo Hall of Fame;...
    • Lynn tells of his family's fleeing Texas with a posse chasing them, and coming to Pleasant Valley. They then moved to Roosevelt to work on the construction of the dam. Lynn grew up, his father punching cows and breaking horses for Zee Hayes and...
    • Seeley Family History, Part 2

    • Seeley Family History, Part 2
    • John Seeley
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service
    • In this second part of John Seeley's interview, his expertise as a History teacher and researcher is evident as he covers the history of Pleasant Valley, its residents and ranches. He describes in detail the events of the Pleasant Valley War,...
    • Seeley Family History, Part 1

    • Seeley Family History, Part 1
    • John Seeley
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Ranching History of Gila County; World War II -- Personal Narratives
    • John's father came to the Rim Country in 1914, working as a cowhand for the OW Ranch. He went to France during WWI. He was a partner on the 3E Ranch when he met Emma Joy Mingus. They married in 1925 and bought the land adjoining John's present...
    • Reece Family History

    • Reece Family History
    • Duane Reece
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; Cowboy poets of Arizona
    • Duane Reece is a cattleman, and also a gifted cowboy poet. He begins with a poem skillfully describing his life as a young cowhand. Duane grew up in the Great Depression on ranches along the Gila River that bordered the San Carlos Indian...
    • Pyle Family History, Part 2

    • Pyle Family History, Part 2
    • Jinx Pyle
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Homesteading -- Arizona; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S....
    • Jinx continues family history and neighbor storytelling, now from his own experiences beginning with living off the land and growing up on Bonita Creek. Jinx was initiated as a cowboy and lion hunter while still a young boy, when the family moved...
    • Pyle Family History, Part 1

    • Pyle Family History, Part 1
    • Jinx Pyle
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Homesteading...
    • David Harer drove a herd of hogs into Greenback Valley in 1874 and set up a hog ranch, thus earning the credit of being the first white man to build a house in the Tonto Basin. He and his son-in-law, Florence Packard raised hogs for market in...
    • Peace Family History

    • Peace Family History
    • Jayne Peace Pyle
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Homesteaders...
    • Seven generations ago, Jayne's great-great grandparents Cornelius and Parmelia Jackson and her great grandparents, Texas Ranger Will and Ellen Jackson Neal, and her father Neely Jackson and family left Texas in the late 1880s looking for good...
    • Mounce Family History

    • Mounce Family History
    • Joe Mounce and Christie Lavin
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service
    • The Mounce family came to Globe in 1876 with an enormous herd of cattle. The original ranch ran cattle from the Salt River to the Gila River. Another Mounce family ranch was located in Geronimo, AZ. The family's ranching lifestyle continues...
    • Mann Family History

    • Mann Family History
    • Thomas Mann
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service
    • Tom first tells of his mother's Zacharie family coming from Denmark to America, working their way west to Gila County, Arizona in the cattle business. Tom's grandfather, young Fred Zacharie, came from New Mexico to the Pleasant Valley area in...
    • Lewis Family History in Ranching.mp3

    • Lewis Family History in Ranching.mp3
    • Lewis, Ray
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River...
    • Ray Lewis tells of his grandfather, James Lewis, coming to America from Wales, working in mines and finally arriving in the Arizona Territory in the 1870's or '80's. While working in the Stonewall Jackson Mine in McMinnville, north of Globe, he...
    • Jones Family History

    • Jones Family History
    • Beno Jones
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Pinal Mountain...
    • Beno's grandmother was Louzora Neal, whose family of women came from Texas and settled in Globe, Pleasant Valley and the Tonto Basin. She had several husbands, and Bud Jones was one of them. Bud Jones also a Texan, came driving a large herd of...
    • Holder, Mitch, Part 2

    • Holder, Mitch, Part 2
    • Holder, Mitchell
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River...
    • Mitch Holder continues talking about his childhood and of his parents and grandparents, the Haughts in the context of historical Arizona. Kendrick and Laura Mae bought and operated the first store in Payson until 1947, when they moved to and...
    • Holder, Mitch, Part 1

    • Holder, Mitch, Part 1
    • Holder, Mitchell
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River...
    • Mitch Holder, is the adopted son of Kendrick Holder and the son of Frank and Laura Mae Clark Haught. Frank Haught died of horse accident when Mitch was a baby and when he was 4 years old Kendrick and Laura Mae married. Great grandparents and...
    • Holder Family History

    • Holder Family History
    • Hendrick Holder
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Post...
    • Kendrick's grandparents John and Sarah Holder and brother brought Angora goats to Arizona from New Mexico. He started several post offices in New Mexico and Arizona and consequently named several towns. They lived in the Prescott and Payson...

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