The Grouskay Ranch, Ash Fork, Arizona, taken in the 1950's (AJHS)
Jewish Pioneers and their descendants have worked the land too. In their history Pioneer Jews, the Rochlin's wrote of Jewish pioneers who entered the livestock industry and how they worked "from cowpoke and shepherd to cattle tycoon and sheep baron." (p. 73)
In the Southwest for example, Sol Floersheim began working for the Charles Ilfeld Company in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 1880. Floersheim, who was a colorful character in his own right, passed his passion for ranching on to his son Milton and grandson David. Milton and David both graduated from Colorado State College with degrees in animal husbandry.
The Bloom Archives contains several images depicting the Jewish ranching experience.
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