Photograph of three men, John H. Harvey, Edward L. Vail, and Walter L. Vail (courtesy of Arizona Pioneer's Historical Society) ca. 1879.
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John H. Harvey, Edward L. Vail, and Walter L. Vail 1879
Three men posing for a picture in 1879 after Edward L. Vail ("the tenderfoot's") arrival at Empire Ranch. Walter L. Vail and Herbert R. Hislop bought the Empire Ranch on August 22, 1876 from E.N. Fish and Silverberg. John H. Harvey was brought on as the third partner in the Empire Ranch in October 1876 to help with expansion and money issues. Edward L. Vail (Walter's older brother) arrived at Empire Ranch on May 14, 1879 to be the new partner after Hislop departed in March 1878.