The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968 Page: 36
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36 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
more than anything else, they were "regular cowmen." Arizonans, like
stockmen throughout the West, realized that fact and accepted the
innovations that had been perfected on the plains of Texas."8
West Texas exercised a paramount influence on the early cattle
industry of Arizona. It contributed many upstanding cowmen and
valuable ranching methods, as well as outlawry, overstocking, and the
spread of animal disease. Yet the difficulties proved beneficial in the
sense that they necessitated the creation of the Arizona Live Stock
Sanitary Commission, the Arizona Rangers, and the Arizona Cattle
Growers' Association, all of which were to prove vital. Long neglected
by students of the cattlemen's West, this was a story of great significance
in the settlement of the Far Southwest-and it was written largely by
8sColin Cameron to Alexander M. Fulford, March 11, 1891, SR/a; Wagoner, History
of the Cattle Industry in Southern Arizona, x54o-x94o, p. 53.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968, periodical, 1968; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117145/m1/54/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.