Historic Sonoita-area house needs tour guide

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A historic ranch house southeast of Tucson is looking for tour guides.

The Empire Ranch Foundation will be holding a docent training program to provide monthly tours of the property. The ranch dates back to 1871 and is located about 10 miles north of Sonoita. The foundation hopes to begin public tours in July.

"What we're trying to do is develop a cadre of volunteers who are willing to give tours on a monthly basis of these buildings to the general public," said Alison Bunting from the Empire Ranch Foundation.

The foundation is receiving funding from the Fred W. Stang foundation. The property was featured in the 1948 movie "Red River" starring John Wayne.