Sam Middleton

The SMS Brand

An energetic Swede, SVANTE MAGNUS SWENSON established a 680,000-acre ranching empire north of Abilene. Texas history brims with rags to riches stories, but few can vie with the life and times of Svante “Sven” Swenson (1816–1896). A Swedish immigrant who

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2018 Land Report Texas Issue

Best guns are a passion of our cover subject, Land Report 100er Russell Gordy. Listen in as the native Houstonian tells the Magazine of the American Landowner the story of the world’s finest gun store, Gordy & Sons. Other great

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Land Report June 2017 Newsletter

Summer is heating up as investors seize the day at home and abroad. Read all about it our June Newsletter: The City of San Angelo pays $44 million for the surface rights of the historic Ford Ranch American Timberlands Company

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Land Report Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch

A Texas landmark with a matchless legacy changes hands for the first time in history. Original photography by Wyman Meinzer It’s one thing to get a chuckle out of the state’s highest elected official. But it’s an entirely different situation

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Kroenke Ranches Acquires Waggoner

Established in 1849, the Waggoner Ranch spans six Texas counties and covers almost 800 square miles. The 510,527-acre ranch’s asking price was $725 million; no terms were disclosed. “This is an incredible opportunity and an even greater responsibility,” said Kroenke

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Land Report May 2016 Newsletter

Congratulations to the 2015 Deals of the Year, the focus of our May newsletter! 2015 Land Report Deal of the Year: Standing Butte Ranch (South Dakota) 2015 Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch (Texas) 2015 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Ulmer

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The Land Report Spring 2016

Land Report Spring 2016

Congratulations to the 2015 Deals of the Year honorees! They include: 2015 Land Report Deal of the Year: Standing Butte Ranch (South Dakota) 2015 Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch (Texas) 2015 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Ulmer Ranch (California) 2015 Conservation Deal of the

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Land Report February 2016 Newsletter

Thanks to his acquisition of Texas’s Waggoner Ranch, Stan Kroenke vaulted from No. 9 on the Land Report 100 to No. 5 earlier this month. Read more about this historic sale in our February newsletter, and learn about: A Napa estate

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Wisconsin

Sold! Stan Kroenke to Acquire Texas’s Waggoner Ranch

Stan Kroenke has been approved by a Texas court to purchase the 510,527-acre Waggoner Ranch. The historic transaction will be the first-ever sale of the Waggoner, which was established in 1849, spans six Texas counties, and encompasses almost 800 square miles.

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The Bold Brand

For well over a century, cowmen have tipped their hats to the 3Ds. From cattle drives to cutting-horse competitions, the W.T. Waggoner Ranch enjoys a renown that somehow exceeds its endless fence line. Now a new chapter beckons. In 1947,

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