by Jim Griffith
This is the third in a series of short photo essays on occupation and ethnicity as they are revealed in Arizona grave markers. This time, let’s shift to a specific occupation — the cattle industry. Some of the statements are explicit, and others symbolic, but all attest to the importance of being identified with an important traditional Arizona activity — cattle raising.
All photos by Jim Griffith.
There is another cemetery in St. Johns — the St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, which will eventually have a photo essay to itself.
There is a short discussion of cattle brands on pages 136-139 of Griffith, James S., Southern Arizona Folk Arts (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1988.