The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit volunteer organization that was established in 1997.
Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.
Over thirty enthusiastic participants celebrated National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 23rd at the Empire Ranch. The day started with a guided tour of the Empire Ranch House led by Doc Holliday (aka ERF docent Van Fowers). After the tour everyone grabbed a chair and enjoyed their own bag lunch and desserts provided by ERF. Continue Reading »
2016 marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Empire Ranch. Click here to view a chronology that tells the story that led to the establishment of the Empire Ranch when Walter Lennox Vail (age 24) and Herbert R. Hislop (age 23) purchased a 160 acre homestead in Southeastern Arizona. The information recounted comes primarily from letters Continue Reading »
Tickets are on sale now for the Thursday, Aug. 15 showing of the 1957 classic Western, “3:10 to Yuma,” starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.