The family moved to the Sierra Alto Ranch
in Hudspeth and El Paso Counties. The
was located 38 miles east of El Paso
7-1/2 miles north of U.S. Highway 62,
highway to Carlsbad, New Mexico. The
house and headquarters of the ranch
in 1929 on the eastern slopes of the
Alto Mountain. The rock house still
today and is in excellent conditon.
Trail, route for the stage coach, ran
the ranch. "John Helms is one
few remaining Cattle Barons of the
was written in an El Paso newspaper
5 July 1922. When the ranch was at
it was 27 miles by 65 miles or aroud
acres. He ran thousands of head of
all wearing the A Bar brand.
Picture donated by Jamie Evans Buckner Photo from the late Doris Pelton, El Paso,
TX. Great-granddaughter of Julia Westerman
Helms and John Helms.