Los Vaqueros de Farmacia 1976-2015

Frank Roberts giving directions at lunch.

Frank Roberts giving directions at lunch.

On the trail home.

On the trail home.

Vaqueros, Jeb Rosebrook, Larry Burgess, Mike Brockert and Jim Hermann.

Vaqueros, Jeb Rosebrook, Larry Burgess, Mike Brockert and Jim Hermann.

Stuart Rosebrook and his horse Pugsley.

Stuart Rosebrook and his horse Pugsley.

On the trail.

On the trail.

Forty years of trails, Los Vaqueros de Farmarcia traveled over 80 miles on horseback through the beautiful high mesa country of central Arizona in late March. With record temperatures in the 80s, the desert was alive with spring, with

Charlie Orme with his horse and dog.

Charlie Orme with his horse and dog.

the wildflowers blanketed the desert floor and water flowed in creeks and draws throughout the canyons. In 1976, my father Jeb Rosebrook helped start the ride with ten other riders with deep roots at the Orme School, a dream he had since he was a boy, of a pack trip from the Quarter Circle V Bar Ranch to Phoenix. Four decades later the Ride continues with riders attending from all over the country, and even as far as Berlin and Dubai in recent years.

About Stuart Rosebrook

Stuart Rosebrook has over 25 years of professional experience in journalism, publishing, public history, television production, and non-profit management. He is currently on contract as Senior Editor for True West magazine, managing five departments. He also blogs three times a week on book news, film and television, and Western history. He is the owner of his own business, Quo Vadis Communications, LLC. His first book, At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years, a 168-page, 5 color, photo-essay book for Alliance Bank of Arizona, with curator Marilyn Szabo, was published in Phoenix in December 2014. Other professional roles included institutional advancement and development, consultant and editor for the William and Mary Alumni Association, the Orme School of Arizona, associate editor of Arizona Highways magazine, associate producer for Falrose Productions, and an assignment editor KTVK-TV3 in Phoenix. He is a professional historian of the American West, 20th Century American History, and Public History. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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