The Arizona Wool Growers Association, 1898-1909 1931-1931.
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Biographical note: First President and active Director, E.S. Gosney, compiled this history of the Arizona Wool Growers Association in 1931. The Association was organized in Flagstaff in 1898 to represent their interests in matters of forest reserves, water supply and open range issues. From the description of The Arizona Wool Growers Association, 1898-1909 1931-1931. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 47444787 ...
Soon after Juan de Onate's arrival in 1598 sheep became the staple production of New Mexico.Sheep most likely moved into what is now Arizona by the Navajo in the early 1600s.The first breeding sheep, however, arrived in Arizona with Padre Eusebio Kino about 1700. From this point on sheep were raised, traded and purchased throughout New Mexico,Mexico, Arizona and California. In the middle of the 1870's Arizona's reputation as a sheep range was generally acknowledged. The 19th century brought incr...