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  • Banning Vail, 1909-1929

    …. Courtesy of Robin Pinto Tucson’s First Long Distance Phone Call—1911 Telephone operator, Gradye Drown, placed Tucson’s first long distance telephone call in June, 1911. It was a call “to Los Angeles, for cattleman Banning Vail. The call took several days to arrange and cost Vail $25. ‘We first called Red Rock, then Casa Grande, then Yuma, then El Centro and so on to Los Angeles,’ Drown said in an interview with The Arizona Daily Star in 1958. ‘I…

  • Vail & Gates, 1888-1909

    …lled “Camp Grant Massacre.” He with William Oury, eight Americans, quite a number of Mexicans and a large number of Papago Indians marched over to the mouth of Aravaipa Canyon, which was right in sight of the old Camp Grant but then occupied by American troops and nearly exterminated that band of Apaches. They killed all but the children whom they brought to Tucson as prisoners. The cause of this expedition was the constant raids of the Apaches ag…

  • Boice Family Ranching History, 1859-1928

    …orders were carried out with dispatch.” [J. Evetts Haley, The XIT Ranch of Texas, 2013] XIT Ranch Headquarters, 1900s. Courtesy of The Portal to Texas History   Block Ranch, 1908 In 1908 Henry Boice organized a syndicate to purchase the Block Ranch in New Mexico. In June of that year, while loading cattle from the Block Ranch at Roswell, H.S. had a brush with death. “Boice, according to the report was overseeing the loading of some of the Block ra…

  • Empire Ranch is Purchased and the Hard Work Begins (August-December 1876)

    …horses and mules have been stolen by Apaches, from the people, and quite a number of cattle killed. The Apaches kill a beef when they are in want of beef, and take what they need at the time and let the balance remain to spoil or be eaten by wild beasts. The settlers to the number of twenty-five, recently followed the trail of the stock and thieves, thinking first it might lead to San Carlos, but it led directly to New Mexico, and they followed it…

  • Chiricahua Ranches Company Ownership, 1928-1951

    …the US Forest Service began to institute a new policy that would limit the number of cattle grazed on Forest Service allotments to 1,200 head. Since the four CRC ranches (Arivaca, Empire, Eureka, and Rail X) were considered one entity this regulatory change would have a drastic effect on their economic viability. The Empire Ranch leased over 44,000 acres in the Coronado National Forest, primarily in the Santa Rita Mountains. One option the CRC par…

  • The Partners Meet and Prepare to Travel to Arizona (June-July 4, 1876)

    …876, Los Angeles, California Herbert Hislop and Walter Vail purchase stage tickets from Indian Wells (now Indio) California to Tucson Arizona. Hislop describes the celebrating underway on 4th of July eve. “They were letting off fireworks and firing anvils in the streets. The way they fire anvils is this, they bury one anvil in the ground, the bottom side uppermost and fill the little square hole with gunpowder, placing the other anvil on the top…

  • Tour the Cienega Watershed

    …avelStory and select “Tour the Cienega Watershed” to save the tour on your phone. Once you’ve download the app and the tour, no Internet access is needed. The tour includes 21 podcast-style stories that will automatically play at the appropriate location using your phone’s GPS. The route loop includes the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead (in Vail), Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, the Empire Ranch Headquarters, wildlife viewing and many other feat…

  • Gulf American Corporation Ownership, 1970-1975

    …pted by its aggressive marketing efforts including:” Millions of vacation “tickets” to the Tucson-Nogales area are being distributed throughout the United States by GAC Properties of Arizona as part of a new sales promotion program … the tickets offer an opportunity for visitors to see the company’s Rio Rico development north of Nogales as well as its new project at Empire Ranch when it opens for land sales in early 1971.” [Arizona Daily Star, 6/5…

  • Vail, Hislop, and Harvey 1877-1878

    …I have had one or two scares and that is quite enough for me. We have about 800 head of cattle on the ranch, all cows, and Vail has just gone to New Mexico to buy about 40 good blooded bulls which he will bring here as soon as possible. I do not know how many calves we have at present but shall know by November, as then we shall brand and earmark them. From what I see riding round now, there are a good number. Our band of horses consists of 20 bro…

  • The Search for the Right Ranch (July 14-August 22, 1876)

    for years past. Placer miners are takin out as much gold as at any time. A number of stockmen are exploring the mountains for the best localities for water and grass and intend to soon decide upon places and engage regularly and permanently in growing cattle in Pima county the best by all odds in the Territory for the business.”                     August 6, 1876—Report on Tucson Weather Vail writes (8/7/1876): “The weather is very warm in Tucson…