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Title of Photo: “Drummond Ranch of Pawhuska Oklahoma”
Equipment: Nikon D7200, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II 11-16mm F2.8, f/11.0
Tell us more about your photo: If you’ve ever watched The Pioneer Woman (The Food Network), you probably can picture the massive cattle ranch of Ree Drummond’s family outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. But even if the camera adds ten acres, it turns out the Drummond family’s land sprawl is a whole lot bigger than our TV screens indicate, as a new article from Tulsa World reveals.
According to a ranking of America’s 100 Largest Landowners in 2016 by The LandReport magazine, the Drummonds are #23 on the list. In all, Drummond Land & Cattle Co. has 433,000 acres. The Drummond posse is in good company with several familiar names like Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos (#25) and Ted Turner (#2), the media legend.
“In 2015, Drummond Land & Cattle Co. was inducted into the Sooner State’s Quarter Horse Hall of Fame,” their LandReport bio begins. “The family helped write ranching history in Oklahoma. Clan patriarch Frederick Drummond (1864–1913) emigrated from Scotland and married Kansas native Addie Gentner. All three of their sons became successful cattle ranchers, and their descendants oversee hundreds of thousands of acres in Oklahoma and Kansas.”