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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11 | 15 | Drummond Family 433,000 acres The Drummonds helped write ranching history in Oklahoma, and there's plenty of story left to tell. The patriarch emigrated from Scotland as a teen and married Kansas native Addie Gentner. All three of their sons became successful cattle ranchers, and their descendants still manage thousands of acres in Oklahoma and Kansas. Simplot Family 422,500 acres Jack Simplot (1909-2008) created the first commercially viable frozen French fries in the 1940s. His family's agribusiness has plants in Australia, China, New Zealand, and North America, including 15 ranches in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah, and more than 30 irrigated farms in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Holding Family 400,000 acres Robert Earl Holding (1926-2013) owned ranches, Sinclair Oil, ski resorts in Idaho (Sun Valley) and Utah (Snowbasin), and Salt Lake City's Grand America Hotel. The basis of his fortune? A 12-room Wyoming truck stop called Little America. Briscoe Family 560,000 acres During the Texas Revolution, Andrew B riscoe served as a captain at the Battle of San Jacinto. His descendants have been similarly distinguished. Cattle rancher Dolph Briscoe Sr. (1890-1954) fueled the family's fondness for land. His son, two- term Texas governor Dolph Jr. (1923-2010), grew the family's holdings along with its ranching operations, which are based outside of Uvalde and spread out over nine Texas counties. W.T. Waggoner Estate 535,000 acres Dan Waggoner (1828-1902) established the Waggoner Ranch in 1849. His son, W.T. (1852-1934), expanded it even more. Today, the W.T. Waggoner Ranch is managed by co- directors A.B. "Buck" Wharton and Gene Willingham. The two oversee the massive cattle operation, a horse breeding program, crop production, and more. For a more in- depth look at this historic holding, which has just come to market, read Henry Chappell's "The Bold Brand," which starts on page 72. O'Connor Heirs 500,000 acres In 1887, Dennis O'Connor (1839-1900) inherited his father's ranching operation. At the time, the O'Connor Ranch ranked as the largest land holding in Texas. It sprawled across six coastal counties, numbered more than half a million acres, ran 100,000 head of cattle, and was valued at $4.5 million. Philip Anschutz 434,500 acres Denver-based Anschutz made his first fortune in oil, railroads, and telecom. His second he made with Anschutz Entertain- ment Group (AEG). His landholdings include the Overland Trail Cattle Company in Carbon County, Wyoming, which clocks in at 320,000 acres. Recently, the Overland was recognized by the Bureau of Land Management for its investments in range and water improvements, especially as it relates to grazing management practice. Ford Family 625,000 acres In the 1930s, Kenneth Ford (1908-1997) started out with a single sawmill near Roseburg, Oregon. He bought timberlands that had been repossessed for non-payment of taxes. When the post-World War II hous- ing boom hit, Roseburg Forest Products was poised to expand. Today, the company makes engineered wood products, lumber, plywood, and particle board. Second-generation CEO Allyn Ford oversees timberlands in Western Oregon and Northern California, along with manufacturing plants around the nation. Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres In 1870, Dr. Howell Lykes opted to forsake a career in medicine. Instead, he took over his family's 500-acre farm in Florida's Hernando County where he raised citrus and cattle. In 1900, Lykes and his seven sons incorporated Lykes Bros. Inc. More than a century later, the family is still involved in citrus and cattle. It has also expanded operations to include forestry, sugar cane, insurance, and other endeavors. Lykes Bros. added 275,000 acres to its holdings when the company bought the o2 Ranch south of Alpine in Far West Texas. 96 The Land Report | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM 12 | 14 | 16 | 13 | 17 | 18 | 19 | The Land Report 100 No. 11 No. 18 Kenneth Ford Jack Simplot

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