Before and after presenting the sheep history of Arizona at the Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society, several people in the audience told me stories of sheep crossing on or near their property. One told me that he had taken donuts to the herders. The owner of the sheep told him that the herders hadn’t been able to eat much the last couple of days because there was a restriction on camp fires. He went and bought pizzas for the herders, who I understand were very appreciative.
Another story was from a woman who said she remembered the sheep going across her property every year. She will be one that I will contact soon for stories.
As I travel around the state I am amazed at the history that is going to be lost to future generations unless we start to preserve it. I hope that I can be a small part of this especially where it concerns the sheep industry.