Basque sheep herders and ranching families.


Jose Aleman with sheep.  Jose worked for John Aleman but if I remember correctly, he was not related to the Aleman’s.  Unknown date.

23. Priest praying

Priest praying with Etchamendy family.  Many families told of this practice to ask for safe travels on the trail and for ewes giving birth.  This would have been taken someplace in the east valley of Phoenix where the Etchamendy grazed their sheep in the winter months.  Unknown date.


The Manterola family.  left to right – Marie Guappone, Sylvia Manterola, Joe Manterola, Carmen Auza.   Picture taken November 2017 during interview for their family induction into the Arizona Farmer and Rancher Hall of Fame 2018.  Joe Manterola, his parents and family are featured in the article “The Survivors” published in the summer issue of the Range Magazine.



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