University of Arizona

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  1. 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 - 2014-08-29 09:32

  2. Harry Heffner Empire Ranch photograph collection

    Primarily photographs but also a small amount of reminiscences, typescripts of letters, and notes concerning Harry Heffner’s involvement with the Empire Ranch  from 1893 to 1905. There are typescript copies of letters written to Edward L. Vail, 1875 to 18 ...

    castanoe - 2014-08-29 09:29

  3. Records of the Tanque Verde Ranch Company

    The board members of the Tanque Verde Ranch Company were: S. Y. Barkley, Mose Drachman, H. W. Zipf, and Nannie Barkley. The Company bought and sold real estate in Pima County, Arizona. Collection includes a holograph and typescript on printed form. By-law ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-30 16:29

  4. 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 - 2014-10-01 11:32

  5. Autobiography of William Bladen Jett

    This manuscript includes reminiscences of Jett's boyhood in Virginia during the Civil War; his service with the U.S. Army, chiefly at Ft. Huachuca and Ft. Stanton; cattle ranching in the San Pedro Valley, Ariz.; his employment in Phoenix as a teamste ...

    castanoe - 2014-10-01 13:46

  6. Reminiscenses of Juliet Kibbey England

      England's family was in Mexico in 1910 during the Revolution; in the 1920s and 1930s, they operated the Alamo Guest Ranch near Magdalena, Sonora.   Collection includes reminiscenses of life at the Alamo Ranch during the 1920s; as well as stories of ...

    castanoe - 2014-10-07 08:34

  7. Records of the Commonwealth Mine

      The Commonwealth Mine of Cochise County was discovered by John Pearce in 1895. Later that year he formed a partnership with John Brockman, R.A.F. Penrose, and D.M. Barringer and organized Commonwealth Mining and Milling Company. By 1905, the high-grade ...

    castanoe - 2014-10-07 10:44

  8. Ben J. McKinney Oral Interview / 1963 February 9

    Ben J. McKinney, born in 1883, was a Pioneer cattleman who owned and operated the Ventana Ranch on the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation from 1919 to the early 1930's. Interview covers events, personalities, pioneer life and family enterprises. ...

    castanoe - 2014-10-24 09:00

  9. Scrapbook of Ernest Brooke Stanley

    Scrapbook of mostly black and white photographs and memorabilia of animal husbandry related activities at The University of Arizona. Includes the Tucson Livestock show, local auctions, judging teams, championship animals, range field trips, veterinary dem ...

    castanoe - 2014-10-24 10:00

  10. Minute Book of the Isabelle Cattle Company

    Board members: B. J. McKinney, R. E. Fishburn, and S. L. Kingan. Nature of business was buying and selling livestock and real estate in Arizona. Typescript articles of incorporation, minutes of meetings, by-laws, and expense account. Included materials: M ...

    castanoe - 2014-10-28 08:13

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