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Oral Histories of Gila County Ranchers
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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bacon Family History

    • Bacon Family History
    • Ed and Earl Bacon
    • 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...
    • Pete Bacon, Ed's great grandfather, moved his family to the Roosevelt Lake Basin in the 1880s from parts unknown in search of the opportunity to grow cattle and for the mines. Each subsequent generation adapted as ranchers in the mining/ranching...
    • Bryne Family History

    • Bryne Family History
    • Bill and Dot Byrne
    • 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; Horse...
    • Bill and Dot remember their families' histories of migrating to Arizona before the days of Statehood. Dot's family eventually came to Claypool and retailed lumber. Bill's family came from Texas during the Great Depression and ranched. He tells...
    • Haught Family History, Part 3

    • Haught Family History, Part 3
    • Joe Haught
    • 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;...
    • Joe Haught tells his family history, starting with his great-great uncle Fred Haught coming to Arizona and then calling the Haught family out to the Tonto Basin. Joe's great grandfather and grandfather Sam Ache Haught and family came to Tonto...
    • Hicks Family History, Part 1

    • Hicks Family History, Part 1
    • Roy Hicks
    • 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
    • B.C. Hicks and his wife came to Texas from Tennessee and settled for awhile before moving on to Arizona Territory in an emigrant train. They first stayed in Casa Grande. Then they moved to Gila County crossing over Pioneer Pass. They first...
    • Hicks Family History, Part 2

    • Hicks Family History, Part 2
    • Roy Hicks
    • 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
    • Roy Hicks continues his family history, now with his parents meeting and marrying, and his childhood growing up on the Hicks Ranch during the Great Depression. He tells more stories of early Globe, of ranching and mining and the neighbors. He...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Blumer Family History

    • Blumer Family History
    • Edward Dale Blumer
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Homesteading -- Arizona; Mining; Ranching History of Gila County.
    • Eddie Dale tells of his Swiss and German ancestors emigrating to America, meeting and marrying in New Jersey. His grandfather worked for railroads, then eventually moved west. Rudy Blumer, Eddie Dale's father, was born in Globe, AZ and likewise...
    • 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...
    • Cooper Family History

    • Cooper Family History
    • Dwight Cooper
    • 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; Dams--Arizona--Salt...
    • Dwight's great grandfather first settled in the Roosevelt area, the original ranch, the Hay Hook Ranch, was just 3 miles from where the dam was built in 1911. He tells of early ranching practices and of how ranchers related to each other. His...

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