Bigger than most cities Texas' iconic Waggoner Ranch for sale for $725 million

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    You could own a ranch larger than NYC today.

    At more than 510,000 acres, the Waggoner ranch in North Texas is among the nation's largest privately owned, contiguous ranches.

    In fact, it's probably the biggest "behind one fence," according to Bernard Uechtritz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, a Dallas-area firm listing the property.

    The asking price is $725 million for the ranch, which is also being shown by Sam Middleton of the Lubbock firm Chas. S. Middleton and Son.

    It's about 175 miles northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and 12 miles south of Vernon, the county seat of Wilbarger County. Wichita Falls is about 20 miles east of the ranch's eastern boundary, according to the sales brochure.

    "This is a Wall Street or Silicon Valley entrepreneur's last chance to buy the next King Ranch," Uechtritz said, referring to the state's other massive ranch operation in South Texas. "It's the only other ranching brand that has all the attributes and opportunities that the King Ranch does."

    The ranch's backwards "D" brand has been used continuously since 1849, making it one of the oldest brands in Texas, the sales brochure states.

    Since the property was listed in August, at the end of a long-running family dispute that landed in the 46th State District Court in Wilbarger County, interest has been "overwhelming," Euchtritz said.

    "We've had over 500 inquiries from all around the world," he said. "We are showing the ranch to national and international and Texas-based prospects on a weekly basis. A number of buyers are conducting due diligence, evaluating the property."

    Spread over six counties near the Oklahoma border, the Waggoner ranch includese 58 houses on two main compounds, Uechtritz said.

    One compound, Santa Rosa, is where Electra Waggoner Biggs, a noted sculptor and socialite, lived. Her sculptures included Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman and humorist Will Rogers on his horse.

    Rogers once lived at the other compound, Zacaweista, according to Uechtritz.

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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    Dawg i might be moving to Austin in 2016...wanna party?
     
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    They got this land the old fashion way Bro, by taking it from the Indians.
     
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    Sure
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    You said you have been to 6th street before no?
     
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    i have never been to Austin before.....but im in the application process for grad school at UT :pray:
     
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    You will fit right in, Austin is Liberal paradise, and good BBQ too
     
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    You already knew that though bro
     
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    thats why i wanted to go there
     
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    My brother is moving back there this month.
     
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    You get 58 houses with the purchase and about 800 square miles of land.
     
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    The Indians were conquered, that's how every border on the planet was set. Fuck the Indians, they lost.

    The oil under that property is worth billions.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Back then when you took land the guy with largest amount of guns backing him could expand. This guy must of had an army to acquire so many acres.
     
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    I have no doubt the guy who founded it probably wasn't someone to tussle with.
     
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    I wish i would have lived when there was land for the taking.
     
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    He makes good coin but I think that's a little out of his price range.
     
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