Empire Ranch Foundation

Alice Barnett Turner and Jack Turner

Alice Turner was the daughter of Fred and Ruby Barnett who lived and worked on the Empire during the Boice era. Jack is Alice’s husband. Alice recalls that her father first went to work in 1930 for the Boice’s at the Eureka ranch, 50 miles north of Willcox. Her mother, Ruby, cooked for the cowboys except during roundups. The Barnett family moved to the Empire in 1939.

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Date of Interview: September 24, 1999
Interviewer: Jane Woods