Tom on Cowboy and LJ on Hawk enjoying the parade

Tom on Cowboy and LJ on Hawk enjoying the parade

On Saturday June 25th the wranglers from Monument Ranch were delighted to take part in Tombstone’s parade to honour the Buffalo Soldiers who helped to tame the ‘Old West’ during the territorial period of Arizona.
The Buffalo Soldiers were the first African American soldiers to arrive in Arizona at Fort Huachuca in the l890’s; they formed the 9th and l0th Cavalries and the 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments. The Fort Huachuca Buffalo Soldiers distinguished themselves in the Spanish American War and the charge up San Juan Hill. They were part of the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and were sent to Camp Naco, Arizona, Camp Little in Nogales and other locations in Arizona to guard the Arizona Borders during the Mexican Revolution.

Mike and Patrizia looking sharp

Mike and Patrizia looking sharp

Fort Huachuca is the home of the African American soldier in the United States. This year they celebrate the 150th anniversary of their creation in 1866.