2012 Land Report 100: Lyda Family
No. 31 Lyda Family
The century-old ranch is known for its Black Angus cattle and abundant wildlife: desert mule deer, pronghorn, elk, Barbary sheep, Rio Grande turkey, and blue quail. It was renamed La Escalera Ranch (Spanish for “the ladder”) when it was acquired by San Antonio building contractor Gerald Lyda. The ranch is co-owned and operated by siblings Gerald D.
Lyda, Gene Lyda, and Jo Lyda Granberg.
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