No. 42 Anne Marion
A Missouri native, Samuel Burk Burnett (1849–1922) arrived in Texas at age 10; by 19, he was on his own, buying 100 head of cattle that wore the 6666 brand. He soon sold the cattle, but the brand stayed with him and came to be known as the Four Sixes. Following his death, two trustees managed his holdings. In 1980, Burk Burnett’s great-granddaughter, Anne Burnett Marion, took the reins and now oversees Burnett Ranches, which includes the Four Sixes. Home to some 10,000 Angus and Black Baldy, the Four Sixes has produced more than 100 million barrels of oil.
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