PHANTOM CANYON RANCH HISTORY

Painting by Jim Biggers (detail) 

The chapters below are drafts. Many thanks for the suggestions, questions and edits received from readers. Copy changes as a result will be forthcoming.

- Carl

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Introduction

1

We Buy The Tibbits Place

2

My Father

3

The 1904 Flood

4

This Old House

5

Old Homesteads

6

Land Planning

7

Senate Bill 35

8

The Williams Place - Rabbit Creek

9

Rabbit Creek Flood Irrigation

10

Kent Stevens

11

The Eaton Grazing Permit

12

The Union Pacific

13

Roy Brown and The DOW

14

To The Eaton Permit and Back

15

Rabbit Creek Center Pivot

16

Shortcut Sodbusting

17

Livermore Grass

18

Grazing Notes

19

Some Ranch Economics

20

Corrals and a Bridge

21

Pat Ferree

22

Clarence Koch

23

"Fire, Ready, Aim"

24

The Barlows

25

Jimmy Andrews

26

More Jimmy Andrews

27

Yet More Jimmy Andrews

28

The Ferree Cows

29

The Ferree Meadows

30

Reconnaissance By Raft

31

Farming With Father

32

The Cherry Factory

33

Jim Riedhead Meets Hippie Potters

34

Sandy Oskamp

35

Ron Mahan

36

Aim! (The Plan)

37

Raising Capital 101

38

North Fork Land & Cattle Co.

39

Halligan Reservoir Lease

40

Trout Fishing

41

Livermore Geology

42

Livermore Streams

43

Livermore Water Rights

44

NPIC Chronicle I - Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton (1843-1919)

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NPIC Chronicle II - The North Fork Ditch

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NPIC Chronicle III - Halligan Reservoir Beginnings

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NPIC Chronicle IV - Halligan Foundation

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NPIC Chronicle V - Halligan Dam is Built

49

NPIC Chronicle VI - Coming of Age

50

We Take Over the Koch Place

51

Making Ends Meet

52

Cattle and Corn

53

Baling Corn Stalks

54

Aspen Haylage

55

Micro Manipulation

56

Clarence Tips His Hand

57

Calloway Land & Cattle Co (CL&CC)

58

Three Musketeers

59

Gary 'Slim' Spurling (1938 - 2007)

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