No. 6 Singleton Family
Headquartered at New Mexico’s famed San Cristobal Ranch just outside of Santa Fe, Singleton Ranches is nationally known as one of the country’s top cow-calf operations. Family patriarch Henry Singleton cofounded Teledyne with George Kozmetsky. Later in life he began acquiring ranches in New Mexico totaling 1 million deeded acres and 165,000 acres of state leases. His heirs continue this tradition and own and operate ranches in California, including the Peachtree and Top ranches in Salinas Valley and the River Island Ranch at the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. The Salinas Valley ranches were once part of the San Lorenzo Land Grant of 1842. Cowboys working those ranches still use the traditional riatas, bits, spurs, and tack of the legendary vaquero.
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