Where was the Baboquivari School located?
View a drawing of the Palo Alto Ranch [5K] by Ramon Beltran, from Three Points.
The Little Cowpunchers ride in the 1939 Rodeo
Parade, Tucson, Arizona (photo courtesy of Victor Aros)
In 1935 Victor Aros was in the the second grade and Pedro (Pete) Aros was in kindergarten at the Baboquivari School when it was located on the Poso Nuevo Ranch, where they lived. In 1939, Victor was in the the sixth grade and Pete in the fourth grade when the Baboquivari School was located on the Palo Alto Ranch - Sasabe Route. That year, Victor was also the "editor" of a February 24, 1939, Arizona Daily Star Fifteenth Annual Rodeo Edition of The Little Cowpuncher.
Read a selection of Victor Aros' contributions to The Little Cowpuncher (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) and Pete Aros. (1)
Victor and Pete had a number of brothers and sisters also at the school. Arturo was one of the most prolific artists for that year's Little Cowpuncher. Other Aros brothers and sisters contributing to the 1939 edition were: Meli, Chelo, Ysdira and Pili.
Victor Aros has competed in rodeos throughout his life and is teaching roping his grandchildren after school on his ranch.
Victor and Pete were interviewed on November 22, 2002, at their ranchito in South Tucson.