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CATTLE, RANCH HANDS and HARD WORK on the PHIPPS RANCH in the 1960’s
March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday, March 20, 2023
6:00 pm Doors Open, Be sure to come at 6 pm for a self-guided tour of the beautiful Mansion
7:00-8:30 pm program
Highlands Ranch Mansion
9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch
$3 Donation Suggested at Door for non-HRHS members
Roy Dixon, who once was a young cowboy on the Phipps Ranch, (the young man above, wearing a red shirt), has returned to the days of his youth! Roy will delight the audience with his tales of life as a ranch hand, working cattle, the land, and the 60’s. Just what is involved in “working cattle”?? What types of chores must be done to keep the cattle in check, and his job!?? The Phipps Ranch, also known as Highlands Ranch, was indeed a working cattle ranch since being purchased by Lawrence Phipps Jr. in the 1930’s. There are many aspects to running a ranch, and ranch hands were a critical component to keeping cattle happy, healthy and profitable.
Roy will share his memories of working on the ranch during the 1960’s, including
- some of the people who he worked with (Bob Swofford, Bud Morgan and John Peraro other ranch hands)
- caring for the cattle and all that entailed
- life on and off the ranch
Roy will also touch upon the State of the Cattle Industry Today.
Special Guests who will be sharing a bit of stories include John Peraro (fellow ranch hand) and Dr. Marvin Beeman (veterinarian)
This is a special presentation and will be held at the Highlands Ranch Mansion.
Doors open at 6:00 pm for self-guided tours of the Mansion, aided by Docents strategically placed throughout the Mansion.
The program starts at 7:00 pm.
Pre-registration is Required
About our Presenter: Roy Dixon
Roy is returning to Highlands Ranch for this special talk from his home in Kansas. As a youth here in Colorado, his parents were friends with Lawrence C. Phipps Sr., Jr., and the Third. After college, Roy worked full time for Mr. Phipps and served under Bob Swofford, General Manager and Bud Morgan/Assistant General Manager and Foreman. Mr. Phipps Jr., Bob Swofford and Bud Morgan’s key focus on him was to be both a focused cowboy AND diversification in the business world. The combination was and is a must. Today, Roy owns a successful business, Highlands Lifestock Service, and is highly involved in the community. Among his pursuits: Lifestock, Nutrition, Formulated Rations, Feed, Management Programs, Cattle Procurement, Agri-Business, Business Development and Growth, Government and Public Relations. He serves the greater Kansas and Surrounding Regions.