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Branding in the Wild West – Things Haven’t Changed Much!

When my great-grandfather John Rockfellow homesteaded in southern Arizona territory in the 1800’s, branding was a method to distinguish your ranch from your neighbors. Your brand was prominently displayed on your ranch entrance, documents, clothing, and livestock. Brands were registered and were how others referred to your ranch. Replace the words… RANCH with COMPANY NEIGHBORS […]