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.
On May 13th Elgin School 6th and 7th grade students and their teachers arrived at the Empire Ranch to learn about Arizona’s rich ranching heritage. This year’s instructional sessions included horsehair braiding, roping, biscuit making and horse care. Their hearty lunch of brisket, tortillas and beans was accompanied by the music of Janice Deardorff. Click here to view photos of Continue Reading »
The primary phase of stabilizing the historic Adobe Haybarn structure is complete! In early April, Statistical Research Inc. completed their contract work and removed interior scaffolding and bracing from the structure. The exterior security fence has also been removed. Read a full description of the project in the May 2015 newsletter. For a cumulative summary of preservation projects underway Continue Reading »
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