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Published in GREAT PLAINS QUARTERLY 26:2 (Spring 2006). Copyright © 2006 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


This is a coffee-table book about a two-parcel ranch in the Plains of the Texas Panhandle owned by businesswoman and philanthropist Anne Marion. The 6666 ranch occupies 290,000 acres of Texas prairie. The informative text, which includes a foreword by Red Steagall and an afterword by Mike Gibson, the ranch foreman, contains a brief history of the ranch from its purchase in pieces in 1898 by legendary pioneer, businessman, and rancher Burk Burnett to its current stewardship by his great-granddaughter Anne Marion.