A History Of The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Land

In 1864 Pedro Aquirre, Jr. created the Buenos Ayres Ranch. After passing through several owners it in the following century it became the centerpiece of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge when it was established in 1985.

The Spring 2006 edition of the Journal of Arizona History published an article about the origin of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge titled IN THE LAND OF GOOD WINDS: An Informal History of Buenos Aires Ranch. It includes black & white photographs and an informative narrative by Betty Leavengood. She is an outdoor person and freelance writer. Her work includes the Tucson Hiking Guide and Grand Canyon Women: Lives Shaped by Landscape.

The article is available for reading online at JSTOR, a major digital library of academic journals, books and other primary sources. The article can be found at:

Leavengood, Betty. “IN THE LAND OF GOOD WINDS: An Informal History of Buenos Aires Ranch.” The Journal of Arizona History, vol. 47, no. 1, 2006, pp. 1–30. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41696949. Accessed 16 Feb. 2021.

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