Cowboys

Cowboys (HM2GLQ)

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N 34° 52.06', W 111° 45.736'

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Historic Sedona

Cattle ranching and cowboys were a major part of early Sedona life. Cattle grazed mostly on Forest Service land via grazing permits. In the early days there were no fences or corrals so the stock mixed together for miles around. Summer range was up on the mountains were it was cool and grass was abundant and winter range was throughout the Verde Valley.

When cattle were being moved to and from the winter and summer ranges, it was common practice to drive the herds on hoof down the highway straight through Sedona. Forest Service Rangers joined forces for the roundups. A cowboy lived on $20/month, earning an extra $5 for breaking a wild horse, like those that ran on House Mountain into the 1930's. Early cowboys rarely owned their own horses or saddles. Generally, the cowboy could count on broken bones, long hours and if the market for beef held up - a job.

In the late 1940s a group of Sedonans banded together to fence the main part of town in order to protect their orchards main part of town in order to protect their orchards and gardens from cattle and deer. The 4 strand barbed-wire fence surrounded what was then the inhabited part of town. A cattle guard spanned the main road through Uptown.
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HM NumberHM2GLQ
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Placed BySedona Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 430329 N 3858632
Decimal Degrees34.86766667, -111.76226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.06', W 111° 45.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 3.6000000000001" N, 111° 45' 44.16" W
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