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Oral Histories of Gila County Ranchers
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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Haught Family History, Part 1

    • Haught Family History, Part 1
    • Austin Haught
    • 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....
    • Austin tells of his uncle Fred, his father, Samuel Ache Haught, and grandfather coming from Texas to Tonto Basin in the mid-1880s, bringing two large herds of cattle with them. They settled in Rye originally, then later moved to Walnut Creek in...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ellison Family History

    • Ellison Family History
    • Nathan Ellison and Lynna Deal
    • 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; Lion...
    • Following the Civil War, Colonel Jess Ellison moved to Texas. Feeling crowded there, he then drove a huge herd of cattle to the open spaces of the Tonto Basin and Rim Country of Arizona in the mid 1880s. He later established the enormous "Q"...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cline Family History Part 2

    • Cline Family History Part 2
    • 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 2: Generations of George Cline and Benjamin Baker Cline. Steve talks about his famous grandfather George Cline, a champion team roper and steer tier, who won the calf roping in Madison Square Gardens while on the rodeo circuit. Because his...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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