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100 e Land Report 75/ Langdale Family 200,000 ACRES The Georgia-based forestry dynasty traces its passion for trees to patriarch John Wesley Langdale back in the 1890s. Today, the LANGDALE COMPANY, which manages its pine on 30-year rotations, has interests in all manner of forest products as well as industries ranging from banking to hospitality. Family members hold key leadership roles within the company. 75/ Arthur Nicholas 200,000 ACRES Southern California financier Arthur Nicholas purchased an expansive tract along Wyoming's Laramie Ranch and dubbed it WAGONHOUND LAND AND LIVESTOCK. The farming division concentrates on alfalfa while the ranching operation specializes in Red Angus along with horses that have become American Quarter Horse champions. 72/ Gage Heirs 213,730 ACRES The heirs of pioneering Texas cattleman Alfred Gage (1860–1928) ranch in Brewster and Presidio counties in the western notch of the state. In the last years of his life, the Vermont native commissioned El Paso architect Henry Trost to design a headquarters for his ranching operation. Thanks to J.P. Bryan, who acquired it in 1978, the historic landmark welcomes guests to the Big Bend as the GAGE HOTEL ( 73/ Russell Gordy 212,000 ACRES This native Houstonian's original 113-acre Piney Woods acreage has since grown to more than 8,000 acres. The oil-and-gas entrepreneur also owns the 48,000-acre DOUBLE ARROW RANCH on the Yellowstone River in Montana, an 80,000-acre ranch in Wyoming, and the 19,000-acre LA CENIZA in South Texas. An additional 22,000 acres of timberland in Wisconsin are a more recent addition to his portfolio. Learn more about Gordy and his passion for Best Guns in Henry Chappell's profile, "Shooting for the Best," The Land Report, 2018 Texas edition. 74/ Cocanougher Family 202,000 ACRES Daniel and Robert Cocanougher own nearly 150,000 acres in Texas with the balance of the acreage north of Fort Worth in Wise County. In addition to their ranches, farms, and feedlots, the brothers' interests include commercial real estate. 75/ Anthony Family 200,000 ACRES This South Arkansas family got its start in the timber industry more than a century ago with a single sawmill in Hopeville. Six generations later, current operations include two pine sawmills, two hardwood sawmills, a hardwood flooring plant, a wood-treating facility, and a hardwood mat facility. 75/ Hunt Family 200,000 ACRES HUNT OIL COMPANY traces its rise to the Daisy Bradford No. 3, the first producing oil well in what became the largest oil field in the world. Although H.L. Hunt focused on the East Texas Oilfield, his son Ray and Ray's family own and operate farms, ranches, and other landholdings in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming via their family-owned HOODOO LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY. OASIS IN THE DESERT For nearly a century, the Gage Hotel has welcomed guests to Far West Texas, including Zane Grey and Gutzon Borglum. 130 L ANDREP ORT.COM e LandReport | WINTER 20 18

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