October 5, 2010

Cattle Rancher, Arizona

Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic

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Henry Gray, Arizona, 1970

Henry ran cattle for 50 years on the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument desert country. He was 72. The government wanted his cattle off the land. As we moved about the house, Henry paused, lost in his thoughts, behind him a 48-star flag.

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