Fred Dugas, a cattleman with a difference, built his ranch in 1879 on the spot that he thought was the exact center of Arizona. He was out by a few miles, but still selected a picturesque setting. Legend has it that he treated his cows with great consideration: he noted their favorite places for bedding down, and planted shade trees and set up water troughs accordingly. A post office was set up at the homestead in 1925 to accommodate neighboring ranches, but was eventually shut down. Dugas is a potential wine-growing center for Arizona.