Photograph of three women, one man and two children in the pen with the cattle ca. 1900.
Empire Ranch -- Cattle Herding (F1) [Arizona, Southwestern & Miscellaneous Photograph Collection] Special Collections
Cattle Herding at Empire Ranch ca. 1900
Three women, one man and two children in the cattle pen. The Empire Ranch began a "breeder-feeder" formula which was a basic pattern of shipping cattle outside of Arizona to fatten. This proved very profitable and helped with the overcrowded rangelands conditions.