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100 e Land Report 61/ Kenedy Memorial Foundation 232,262 ACRES The Kenedy Memorial Foundation's ranch holdings are situated less than an hour south of Corpus Christi. Patriarch Mifflin Kenedy was a great friend and frequent business partner of Captain Richard King. They shared interests in steamships, ranches, and livestock. The KENEDY RANCH is comprised of four sections and features landscapes ranging from native prairie brush to coastal marshes and shifting sand dunes to serene shoreline. 59/ Koch Family 239,000 ACRES MATADOR CATTLE COMPANY is a division of Koch Industries, a multinational enterprise whose holdings include Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, and Koch Minerals. The family's properties were acquired by patriarch Fred Koch between 1941 and 1952, and include Texas's famed MATADOR RANCH as well as acreage in Kansas and Montana. 57/ D.K. Boyd 244,332 ACRES Over 130 years ago, a pair of entrepreneurs bought 95 sections in the Texas Panhandle to test out a newfangled idea they called barbed-wire fencing. Known today as the FRYING PAN RANCH, it's owned by D.K. Boyd, a rancher, oilman, and property rights advocate who also owns the LE RANCH in New Mexico. He is a founding officer of the Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association. 58/ Riggs Family 241,803 ACRES 5,486 ACRES After a stint in the US Army as a mule skinner (someone who drives a mule team), Brannick Riggs headed to California from Texas in 1871 via a wagon trail. The family didn't make it to the Golden State. Instead, they settled in Cochise County, Arizona, where the descendants of Brannick and Mary Riggs are currently creating a sustainable, 1,088- acre community on their ranch called THE MARE PASTURE. 60/ Nunley Family 232,500 ACRES Over 80 years ago, legendary Texas cattleman Red Nunley founded the family's ranching operations in South Texas. Today, his grandsons Richard (who has an economics degree from Southern Methodist University) and Bob (who earned a business degree from Rice University) run NUNLEY BROTHERS RANCHING, which is headquartered on the COYOTE RANCH. COPPER STATE California called, but Arizona's Cochise County ultimately became Brannick Riggs's home. 124 L ANDREP ORT.COM e LandReport | WINTER 20 18

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