the herds in the valley and take them to their hangout and slaughter them and haul the beef to Pioche, Nevada. The ranchers finally reached a point of desperation where they felt they could not operate under these conditions any longer, and decided to take action. They began riding herd on the cattle at all times, taking turns possibly a week at a time. O n one occasion when Lehi was riding night herd, along with Tom Urie, John Tait and others - a group of rustlers appeared on the scene just before daylight. Although the ranchen weren't carrying guns, they decided they would have to face these outlaws and prove they meant business. This was quite a decision, considering the tough characters with whom they were dealing. Four or five of the rustlers rode hack toward Lehi and his companions. They forced themselves to stand their ground and bolstered themselves for any kind of fight that might ensue. Apparently something in the way the ranchers stood there and eventually pursued the rustlers, must have convinced these fellows that the cattlemen meant business because they took off and didn't come back. The men of Cedar City had other experiences with cattle rustlers hut, hy persistence and constant watch, were able to keep things pretty well in hand."
writings. 'Luella Dalton, "Hktory of Iron County hiirrion". Tones t a m recurdinsr. W a l t o n History. 'Told to Ann J. Gardner by Lehi W. Jones ' Kumen Jones diary. ' Ihid. W. R. Palmer, Utah Ilirtorical Q n n r t a r l g .
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