This brochure features information and photographs regarding Corriedale sheep in Mercer County, N.D. The brochure contains information about how the sheep were bred, where they came from, and when the J. E. Stephens Ranch was established.
Joseph E. Stevens moved to North Dakota in 1883. He first worked as a woodhawk on the Missouri River before homesteading near Stanton, N.D. in the mid-1880s. Joseph Stephens was married twice and had seven children. Stephens was the first resident of Mercer County to own sheep and became a successful rancher. He died in 1935.