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Sedona in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cowboys

Historic Sedona

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  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

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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
part of town. A cattle guard spanned the main road through Uptown.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.06′ N, 111° 45.736′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Located along the wall within a outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to My Jeweler Shop right of their door (B-6). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heart of Sedona (here, next to this marker); Jessie "Bear" Howard (a few steps from this marker); The First School (a few steps from this marker); Movie Productions (a few steps from this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Sedona Schnebly (within shouting distance of this marker); First Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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