March 21, 2012
Memorial marker in the Gisela Cemetery for Zech Booth. Of interest is the reference to his being buried in Phoenix. However, most records say he was buried in Globe. The cemetery refused to allow his grave among others in cemetery and so he was buried outside the cemetery precincts.
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Chapter 15: Sheep Camp Murders
The prolonged range war between sheep ranchers and cattle or goat ranchers raged in the Rim Country until after the turn of the 19th century. As many as 400,000 sheep were driven over the Heber-Reno sheep driveway twice a year. This was a traditional route that had been followed for decades. However, there were no boundaries marking the limits where the sheep were to be kept and flocks often strayed onto rangeland claimed by cattle ranchers. The sheep moved very slowly and consumed much valuable grass when they moved south in the fall and north in the spring.