Wandering Lizard
Arizona

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
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Cochise County

Slaughter Ranch

John Slaughter, a former Texas Ranger, purchased the San Bernadino Ranch in 1884 and operated it for thirty years. Geronimo passed through the ranch on his way back and forth on raids into Mexico, Pancho Villa operated in the southern part of the ranch, and cattle rustlers infested the area. Slaughter helped to found the city of Douglas, served as sherrif of Cochise County, and established one of the largest nineteenth century cattle ranches in the entire Southwest. Two thirds of his land was located in Mexico and one third in Arizona Territory. Today the ranch compound is preserved as the San Bernadino National Historical Landmark. It is located fifteen miles east of Douglas.

Slaughter Ranch
Slaughter Ranch
Slaughter Ranch
Slaughter Ranch
Slaughter Ranch
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