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  1. Transcript of marks and brands of Yolo County (California)

    Log of cattle and horse brands. The 241 entries, on 57 leaves, were originally entered at the Recorder's Office of Yolo County (Calif.), from Oct. 3, 1850 through Aug. 17, 1874. Information recorded includes rancher's name, description and drawi ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 13:46

  2. Reminiscences of Nancy Melvina Foster

    One holographic manuscript, probably written in 1937. In it, Nancy Melvina Foster recounts her experiences, from 1871-1921, of homesteading in Arizona, farming in California, and life in the mining camps of Arizona and New Mexico. Genealogy sheet enclosed ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-22 13:39

  3. Greene Cattle Company Collection

    William Cornell Greene had come to the fertile lands of Wisconsin to build a farm. Upon the death of his father Townsend Greene, the family moved back to New York State where William stayed until about 1872 when news of rich mineral strikes near Tombstone ...

    castanoe - 2013-07-16 11:56

  4. Arizona Cattle Feeders’ Association

      The Arizona Cattle Feeders' Association was founded in 1934 in Phoenix, Arizona by a group of Salt River Valley feeders. It is the oldest cattle feeders' organization in the United States. The main purpose of the organization is to assist catt ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 14:40

  5. Don Alonzo Sanford Papers

    Don Alonzo Sanford spent his early years working in various areas such as painting, carriage making, dentistry and law enforcement (as deputy sheriff) before deciding to move to the West to make his fortune. In about 1870 he joined his brother in driving ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 15:43

  6. Papers of Gertrude Edna Lewis Gates

    Gertrude Edna Lewis Gates was an Arizona rancher; operated the DA Ranch, 1910-1922, in Cornville, AZ, Yavapai County. Collection includes correspondence, notebooks, cattle records, and financial papers pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the D. ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:03

  7. Bayless Family Papers

    The Bayless family were pioneers in Arizona. William H. Bayless and his sons, Charles and John, were involved in cattle and sheep ranching in Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota before coming to Arizona in 1883. With Jehiel W. Berkalew, they established Bay ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:33

  8. Records of the Empire Ranch

    Started in 1876 by Walter L. Vail and partnered with Carrol W. Gates, the Empire Ranch became the largest in Arizona with operations extended to California, Kansas and Oklahoma. The headquarters were in California. Chiricahua Ranches Company purchased the ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:34

  9. Charles Ulen Pickrell Papers

      Charles U. Pickrell was a livestock specialist and was Director of the University of Arizona Agricultural Extension Service from 1937-1958. This collection includes personal and official correspondence, photographs, articles, speeches, clippings, notes ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:39

  10. Papers of Francis Henry Hereford

      Francis Henry Hereford was an attorney in Tucson, Ariz.; he served as Pima County District Attorney from 1882-1895 and was a delegate to the first State Constitutional Convention. Hereford specialized in mining and corporation law and was an attorney fo ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:41

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