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Oral Histories of Gila County Ranchers
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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 1

    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 1
    • Armer, Edgar A.
    • 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; Salt River Watershed (Ariz.); Post...
    • Part 1: Edgar Armer tells the story of his ancestor, Charles Clifford Griffin, a proper Easterner who was deaf, coming alone as a young man by train and stage coach to Globe, Arizona. We are fortunate that Mr. Griffin kept a journal of his life...
    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 3

    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 3
    • Armer, Edgar A.
    • 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; Arizona Highway Patrol; Constables--Arizona;
    • Part 3: Edgar A. Armer now tells us about his mother's side of the family before sharing his own life. Frank Greer was Ed's mother, Cynthia Day's grandfather. He came from Texas in 1937 and bought all the ranches in Gisela from the Mormons...
    • Cline Family History Part 1

    • Cline Family History Part 1
    • Cline, Steve
    • 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...
    • The first to immigrant to Arizona was Christian Cline, an English former bondservant from Pennsylvania. The family first immigrated to California during the gold rush. They panned enough gold to purchase a small herd of cattle in San Diego, and...
    • 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...
    • Bixby Family History, Part 2

    • Bixby Family History, Part 2
    • Bixby, Steve and Dorothy
    • 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...
    • In Part 2, Steve Bixby Jr. talks about his life, his childhood and of partnering with his dad, Steve Sr. on the ranch. Steve was the last of the family tradition of being born in California. He grew up the only boy with 6 sisters. He remembers...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bixby Family History, Part 1

    • Bixby Family History, Part 1
    • Bixby, Steve and Dorothy
    • 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; Salt River Watershed (Ariz.)
    • In Part 1, Steve Bixby tells the story of his great grandfather, Jotham Bixby, and two brothers coming to the California Gold Rush by ship around the Horn from Massachusetts around 1850. The Bixby brothers quickly amassed enough wealth to purchase...
    • Cline Family History Part 3

    • Cline Family History Part 3
    • Cline, Steve
    • 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...
    • Part 3: Steve Cline's Generation. Steve and Arlene were married in 1954 and lived on the old TV Ranch. About 4 years later, his father Benjamin Baker Cline was bucked off his horse and killed while putting cattle out. Steve was 23 years old. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bohme Family History

    • Bohme Family History
    • Eula Belle Bohme
    • 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
    • Eula Belle tells of her husband's grandmother Laura Neal and son Lewis William Bohme, emigrating from Texas after divorcing her husband. She settled in Gila County near other Neals and raised goats on a mining claim in Webster Gulch, in the...
    • Griffin, John, Part 1

    • Griffin, John, Part 1
    • John, Minnie and Therese Hicks Griffin
    • 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...
    • John Griffin was Gila County Rancher of the Year in 2006. His family's earliest ancestors, the Romeros, came to America in the 1700s, settling on a Spanish Land Grant. They brought some of the first sheep into Arizona Territory. Maria Concepcion...
    • 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...
    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 2

    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 2
    • Armer, Edgar A.
    • 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; Salt River Watershed (Ariz.); Post...
    • Part 2: Ed Armer tells of his patriarchal Armer ancestors migrating to America, and specifically of his grandfather Henry Armer, born 1843. Henry Armer married Lucinda Hebard in 1861 and came west during the Civil War. They had four children in...
    • 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...

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