Sometime in the 1960s Frances Aleman made the quilt below. It has many brands of the sheep ranchers at the time in the state of Arizona. Several have been identified, but help is needed on the rest. If you recognize one of the brands, please comment on this blog so we can identify all the brands.
Second row, second from left, the Y belonged to the Thudes.
Third row, second from left, the backwards J with A belonged to John Aleman
Fifth row, first from left, the P in a circle, was Pouquettes.
Last row, third from left, the “U” , belonged to the Thudes.
It came to my attention a few years ago that the sheep industry in Arizona was disappearing. I love history, traveling to new places and research. These have been combined in researching this history. I am an independent researcher and speaker and also part of AZ Speaks with the Arizona Humanities. I hold a BA in Anthropology, a MA and Ph.D. in geography. My masters was in land use geography and the Ph.D. was more in historical geography. I love to travel and have visited all seven continents and more than 50 countries. I am a member of the Women Writing the West.
View all posts by arizonasheephistory