Jones B r n t h r r s go into sheep Iwsiness. I.ehi has heart attack. Da\c Bulloch a n d i.ehi Jones purchase Pipc Spring, Ariz History nf Pipr Sprinx. Iirrdittq a t t l c at Pipe Spring and on the "strip." Sale of Pipe Spl-in. Pictnrr. Pipe Spring, Arir.
In 1887, when Lehi and Kumen took cattle to San Juan, Lehi had considered going into the sheep business by trading cattle for sheep in San Juan County, but evidently, through complications or involvments, the trade never took place. In approximately 1890, Lehi and Dave Bulloch did go into the sheep business by jointly acquiring a sheep herd from a man named Saunden who had bought a herd from Colorado with the intention of trading them for cattlc.' The Jones Brothers and the Bullochs were among the first men in Southern Utah to venture into a sheep operation.' After completing the trade, Lehi and Dave Bulloch trailed the herd of sheep from Nephi to Cedar City and, after some consideration, decided that the rangeland in the Cedar City area was not suitable for sheep. Therefore, in spite of the vast open range available. they continued on with the herd over a hundred miles south to Beaver Dam in '4rizona. :\ hig influence in this decision was the fact that they had trouhle right from the hexinning and didn't realize it. They unknowin~ly left the buck lambs in the herd, unaware of the "damage" had that they could cause. When they were traveling through Parowan, someone there commented to them that they surely were going to he lamhing early. They hadn't stopped to consider that this could he a problem. When thry rountzd back, they figured the sheep would be lamhing early in Fchruary. Naturally, they couldn't very well lamb in February weather. The warmer climate of Beaver Dam, down by the "Muddy," seemed to he a much more suitable location.