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5 hours ago, Redpower1256 said:

lol no, IIRC had to do with the winning hand in a card game.

That's what I read too.

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16 hours ago, cobfly said:

You own a ranch that big, you are not a rancher anymore, you are a businessman. 

Any size ranch, if you are not a businessman, you are a ranch hand. 

I would imagine this applies to farmers these days too. 

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Is Turner still buying land or has he quit? I thought all his was in Montana and Nebraska.  Doesn't Bezos have a ranch in Texas? Maybe he needs another. But as has been said, it will be bought by some billionaire and just become a "retreat" and the only ranch hands will be the maid, the gardener, and the security staff. 

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1 hour ago, sandhiller said:

Any size ranch, if you are not a businessman, you are a ranch hand. 

I would imagine this applies to farmers these days too. 

True, I was trying to relay the fact, that a ranch that big, you probably won't be getting your hands dirty very often. To many things to chase.

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On 12/3/2020 at 5:49 PM, 806Jordy said:

So whats the story with the name? did they run 6 IH 666's or somthing??

The legend says that Sam Burnett won the ranch in a poker game with a hand of 4 sixes. Actually he bought a 100 head of cattle with the brand 6666 on them. He also bought the rights to the brand from the original owner.

lf you want read the history and get more info about the 6666's, here is their website:      https://www.6666ranch.com/

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Well the 6666's ranch did sell, all 3 ranches together.

BARBARA BRANNON | THE TEXAS SPUR
MAY 3, 2021 — One of the most storied brands in the West went on the market last December for $347.7 million as stipulated in the will of its late owner, Anne Windfohr Marion. As of today, announced Lubbock-based broker Chas. S. Middleton and Son, the 6666 Ranch is under contract—for the first time in its history.
While principal Sam Middleton didn’t reveal the offer price, he did confirm that the ranch’s three divisions, all in West Texas, sold as a turnkey deal to a group who “are going to carry on the 6666 tradition and stay in the ranching business.” The transaction is set to close in July.
And it's an open secret in these parts that the frontman for the buyers is screenwriter/producer (and rancher) Taylor Sheridan, whose Paramount+ Western series “Yellowstone” shot segments last year on the ranch’s Guthrie and Hutchinson County divisions.
“Sheridan is the face of the buyer group,” said Middleton, who also said that the new owners plan to continue running the working ranch and to offer employment to all employees. “It’s all one deal, 266,000 acres with all three ranches . . . cattle, horses, equipment, furnishings, brand, name, everything.”
Sheridan, reached by The Texas Spur through his Los Angeles manager while traveling, said, “I can’t comment on a pending transaction but I will say this: the legacy of the 6666 Ranch and Miss Marion’s vision for the ranch are vital not only to the ranch itself, but the rich heritage of ranching in Texas.”
He added, “This legacy is so important to me I chose to highlight it in the upcoming season of ‘Yellowstone’ and will continue to further the legacy and preserve its operations in a manner consistent with that great vision.”
Founded in 1870 by Samuel Burk Burnett, the historic ranch is known for its quality cattle, blooded quarter horses, and improved ranchland. After a century and a half of continuous Burnett family ownership, when heir Anne Burnett Marion died in February 2020, provisions of her will called for sale of what had grown to three divisions in Texas: the Headquarters ranch of 142,372 acres in Guthrie, the 114,455-acre Dixon Creek Division near Borger, and the more recently acquired, 9,428-acre Frisco Creek Division near Stratford.
The 6666’s true-life story is the kind of saga that has drawn millions of fans to the fictional “Yellowstone” series since its 2018 debut starring Kevin Costner as patriarch of a family that controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the U.S. Sheridan co-writes and also plays cameo roles in the series.
Sheridan, born in Cranfills Gap, Texas, is also known for writing the screenplay for “Sicario” (2015), and “**** or High Water” (2016), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
In February 2020, the Paramount Network renewed the Yellowstone series for a fourth season, and a spinoff based on the 6666 storyline was also announced earlier this year. Since then, reports of cast members and crew spottings have circulated throughout Texas Spur Country, along with speculation about the changing of the guard.
“Taylor Sheridan’s tightly written drama plays out beautifully against the backdrop of the American West,” read last week’s Parade magazine. Now, with the 6666, he’ll have plenty of authentic material to work with.
“The best cowboys will work it,” said Sheridan, “the best horses will be raised on it, and the best cattle will graze it.”
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3 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

“The best cowboys will work it,” said Sheridan, “the best horses will be raised on it, and the best cattle will graze it.”

Reminds me of the joke about the ol boy gettin a snoot-ful, and was bragging that he had a ranch so big that takes 3 days to drive across.

To which some smart-alec replies.... "I had one of them dang pickups once too, traded it for a _______________! (fill in the blank)

Mike

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On 12/3/2020 at 5:33 PM, KWRB said:

I want to be a rancher so bad. Only I'd fail miserably at it. How in the world does someone get educated in ranching?

If you have enough money to own that place you don’t need to succeed at much else. 

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2 hours ago, lorenzo said:

If you have enough money to own that place you don’t need to succeed at much else. 

True!

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