Just some short snippets of sheep happenings appeared during the month of April 1923 to report on the sheep industry. Leonard D. Cox applied for sheep brands as was posted in the Winslow Daily Mail, April 6, 1923.
Even back in 1923, sheep raisers had lots of sheep as found in the April 13, 1923, The Coconino Sun. It seemed that John Pollard had been in Seligman the better part of a week where he was supervising the dewooling of some 25,000 head of sheep for the Hudspeth Sheep Company.
Other sightings were that sheep raisers, Ramon Aso, Harlow Yaeger and Charlie Woolfolk had spent time in Flagstaff as they took a break from their flocks. But sheep raisers Dan. M. Francis and Charlie De Ryder were heading to their shearing operations to oversee the work. It was reported that De Ryder had extensive sheep ranges in the Yuma area. M. I. Powers was also supervising the shearing of his sheep.
Little pieces of news about different sheep raisers help to tell who was in the business at any given time and thus those names can be looked for in newspapers in future months and years. As I look at earlier newspapers, I have names to search for also. Someday I will have a complete record of all those sheep raisers as not all of them were members of the Arizona Wool Producers Association.
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After selling his holdings in the White Mountains in 1906 my great uncle William N. Amos moved to the Chandler/Mesa area and continued to run sheep near Seligman. The attached article from 1910 tells of his big clip there. It says he had an interest in a large number of sheep, but I don’t know of him having partners at that time.
Lonnie Amos West
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Thanks for the information. More tidbits for filling in the sheep history.
Lonnie, there was no article attached. If you give me reference I can research it. Thanks.
I sent the article as a PDF file. Don’t know why you didn’t get it. Here it is again as a jpg file. It is from the 04/19/1910 issue of The Holbrook Argus. I believe the article originated in the Arizona Republican and was syndicated to several Arizona newspapers.
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Maybe it doesn’t show on my phone. I’ll look when on my computer. Thank Lonnie!