The Land Report

Winter 2014

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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98 | 97 | 99 | 122 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM The L and Report 100 100 | LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Luther King 108,000 new to LR100 This Texas Christian University alumnus owns Central Texas's 4K Ranch, which is watered by Brady Creek and the San Saba River. A chartered financial analyst (CFA), King is currently a trustee and the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at TCU, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1992. As of June 30, 2014, the firm he founded in 1979, Luther King Capital Management, had $15.2 billion in assets under management. Arthur Nicholas 105,119 acres The cofounder of Nicholas Investment Partners, an independent, SEC-registered investment advisor, Nicholas owns the Wagonhound Land and Livestock ranch in Douglas, Wyoming. The Wagonhound is one of the largest commercial Red Angus producers in the nation, and its big-game hunting program is nationally renowned. Robinson Family 103,000 acres Ni'ihau, the "Forbidden Island" of Hawaii, has been privately owned by the Robinsons for 150 years. Current owners Keith and Bruce Robinson are great-great-grandsons of Elizabeth Sinclair, who famously pur- chased the island from King Kamehameha V in 1864 for $10,000 in gold. The brothers continue to make good on her promise to preserve the island's traditional culture. Riggs Family 102,822 acres In the late 19th century, back when Arizona was a territory, not a state, Brannick Riggs settled in the still-wild foothills of the rugged Chiricahua Mountains in Cochise County. Along with his siblings, great-grand- son John Riggs has developed master plans to keep the family's ranch holdings intact via the establishment of two sustainable communities on the ranch, Brannick and The Mare Pasture. Butler Heirs 101,315 acres The Butler's Fort Union Ranch, which dates back to 1885, has been stewarded by the family for six generations since its founding by Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler. While serving in Congress, Butler met Thomas Benton Catron, a lawyer who would later serve as the first senator from the State of New Mexico. Catron was the largest landowner in the West at the time, having bought several Mexican land grants. Soon, Butler and his son-in-law, Adelbert Ames, began to purchase interests in the Mora Grant. Butler held his land interests in the Union Land and Grazing Company, which he established in 1885. The Fort Union Ranch, now a 95,315-acre working cattle ranch near Watrous, is crossed by traces of the Santa Fe Trail and surrounds the Fort Union National Monument. It borders the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge. The ranch is managed by five directors, all descendants of Gen. Butler. 96 | Gen. B.F. Butler waded into one of the most contentious disputes in U.S. history, the Mora Land Grant. No. 100

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