Published:
Views: 1979

W.T. Waggoner Ranch

When the term “ranch” is used, quite often it refers to a tract of land where the accoutrements of ranching can be found. A brand has been registered. Pickup trucks, preferably duallies, are muddied. But if the livestock is for

WaggonerRanch_lg

When the term “ranch” is used, quite often it refers to a tract of land where the accoutrements of ranching can be found. A brand has been registered. Pickup trucks, preferably duallies, are muddied. But if the livestock is for show, not for profit, odds are you’re on a “gentleman’s ranch,” not a “working ranch.”

No one has ever mistaken the Waggoner for anything but a working ranch. As the gate picture above readily demonstrates, it is massive in every respect. Many will choose to dwell on its acreage, or the number of cattle it runs, or its oil and gas numbers. To me, its most massive quality is the will of the men and women who forged it and the family that has kept it together for so long.

Read the more about this iconic ranch in this stirring account by Henry Chappell with photography by Wyman Meinzer.

Tagged with:
Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

EMAIL SIGNUP

Please sign me up to receive breaking news and updates from the Land Report!

Latest Tweets

News By Region

The Land Report | 2018 America's Best Brokerages
The Land Report is proudly partnered with:
Land Leader
Hall and Hall
Bates Land Consortium
Mossy Oak Properties
United Country Real Estate
Live Water Properties
Fay Ranches Inc.
Mirr Ranch Group
californiaoutdoorproperties.com
Whitetail Properties
Western Ranches
TerraStone Land Company
Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
LandAndWildlife.com
Pacific West Great Plains Great Lakes Midwest Southwest South Northeast Pacific West Great Plains Great Lakes Midwest Southwest South Northeast