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John Wesley Iliff

Beef Industry on the Colorado Plains

Added by yongli on 06/15/2021 - 14:47, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 09:50
Colorado’s beef industry traces its roots back to the latter half of the nineteenth century, when cowboys drove cattle across the plains in some of the most iconic imagery of the American West. However, the state’s modern beef industry did not begin until after World War I , when stock raisers...

Elizabeth Iliff Warren

Added by yongli on 06/10/2020 - 13:36, last changed on 08/11/2022 - 16:09
Elizabeth Fraser Iliff Warren (1844–1920) was one of Denver ’s most influential early citizens and was instrumental in founding the Iliff School of Theology . After arriving in Denver in 1869 as a twenty-four-year-old sewing-machine saleswoman, she married wealthy cattleman John Wesley Iliff . When...

John Wesley Iliff

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 14:22, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 14:22
If there is a name in Colorado history that is synonymous with cattle and ranching, it is John Wesley Iliff (1831–78). At the time of his death, Iliff owned approximately 35,000 head of cattle and thousands of acres stretching from northeast Colorado to Wyoming. His method of ranching forever...
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