In the 1920s Edward L. Vail, Walter Vail’s brother, began to write reminiscences of his experiences in early Arizona, many of which were published in local newspapers. The March 2021 issue of the ERF Newsletters features two of his stories.
A Mexican Baile is a humorous story of Empire Ranch cowboys attending a dance in the nearby mining town of Greaterville. Dan Murphy’s Ranch on the San Pedro River tells the tale of a trip made by Edward Vail and foreman Jerry Dillon to purchase bulls for the Empire Ranch.
Click here to read the stories.