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IZ RANCH
Open range cattle grazing on the IZ Ranch in Oregon in the old days.

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Frontier battles between sheep and cattle men include Deep Creek Murders in 1890s southern Idaho
July 15, 2018 1 a.m.

Frontier battles between sheep and cattle men include Deep Creek Murders in 1890s southern Idaho

Sheepherder Bill Tolman was scared to death of the patrolling detectives hired by the cattlemen to keep the sheep out of what they considered their grazing grounds. He was especially afraid of Jackson Lee “Diamondfield Jack” Davis, hired by Sparks-Harrell Cattle Company and paid $50 a month to intimidate sheepmen.