The ink is formally dry on the sale of the historic West Texas 6666 Ranch, which carried a price ticket of over $320 million for 266,255-plus acres. Taylor Sheridan, fellow Texan and American screenwriter, now owns a property stuffed with the historical past beginning within the 1800s, based on a information launch.
The ranch, often known as the 4-6’s, was based in 1870 and coated a number of counties. It had three divisions – The 6666’s Ranch in Guthrie with 142,372 acres, Dixon Creek Ranch in Carson and Hutchison Counties with 114,455 acres, and Frisco Creek in Sherman County with 9,428 acres.
The place is the 6666 Ranch situated?
Whereas the sprawling lands cowl a big space, the headquarters was on the 4-6’s close to Guthrie. The “Large Home,” although a more moderen addition, is one spot that stood out within the compound, totaling at 13,280 sq. toes of residing space.
It comprises 13 bedrooms, 13 baths, three powder rooms, two kitchens, eating room and three fireplaces, based on an article from 2020.
Headquarters additionally has:
Two bunk homes.
The well-known 6666’s loft barn.
A number of horse sheds.
Two laborer homes.
Roughly 20 worker homes.
The 6666’s Provide Home.
And a 3,600 sq. foot enclosed airplane hangar with a 65 foot x 6,000 foot asphalt lighted personal touchdown strip.
The 6666 Ranch’s historical past
Samuel Burk Burnett, who later went on to grow to be an influential cattleman in Texas historical past, based the ranch in 1870 on the age of 19. In 1900, he bought the 8 Ranch in Guthrie, adopted by the Dixon Creek Ranch. By 1917, Burnett set his eyes on crafting “the best ranch home in West Texas.”
That home nonetheless stands, and his legacy bears a mark on Texas. He met with Quanah Parker and Theodore Roosevelt, and in 1905 invited President Roosevelt to a wolf hunt. Throughout that hunt, Burnett influenced an space’s identify change from Nesterville to Burkburnett.
In 1910, Burnett moved on to grease and banking, handing the ranch off to his eldest son. He died on June 27, 1922.
Anne Marion, who assumed administration of the 6666’s Ranch in 1980, died on Feb. 11, 2020. She was the fourth-generation proprietor, and after her passing was memorialized with an life-size bronze statue.
Marion, a member of the Texas Tech College board of regents from 1981-1986, acquired the Nationwide Golden Spur Award from the Nationwide Ranching Heritage Heart in 2001. Her will wished for the ranching operations to be bought.
‘Yellowstone’ TV present, extra filmed at 6666 Ranch
The King of Western Swing James Robert Wills, who carried out together with his household on the ranch often.
“Waterproof coat and T.J.,” a 1975 film starring Roy Rogers, was filmed on the ranch. This was additionally Rogers’ last movie.
“Yellowstone,” a tv sequence directed by Sheridan, was filmed on the ranch.
This text initially appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Historic West Texas 6666 Ranch bought; here is a historic look again