Historic East Forker – Gage Ranch

Status: Sold

This land is a wildlife haven for Trophy desert mule deer, elk, javelina, blue quail, dove, mountain lions and others. 

TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling hills and canyons, with elevations up to 4,300± feet. Impressive scenery includes the majestic Housetop Mountains to the east, the Santiago Range to the southwest and unique formations of Twin Peaks and Horse Mountain.

IMPROVEMENTS: The ranch is divided into several pastures and traps for cattle operations. The ranch includes two sets of pens and four water wells.

WATER: The San Francisco Creek runs through the ranch and support abundant cottonwood trees. This creek normally contains live water. Additionally there are two mountain springs, which are believed to have never gone dry. There are also 4 shallow water wells. The average rainfall for Brewster County, Tx. is 16.9 inches and average rainfall for Marathon, Tx. is 14.51 inches.

MINERALS: There are approximately 7,400± acres of State Classified Minerals, which will remain with the State and new surface owner.

TAXES: $6,500. ± Agricultural exemption

SCHOOLS: Marathon I.S.D.

LOCATION: The ranch is located 14± miles east of Marathon and south of Hwy 90. It is approximately 1 hour north of Big Bend National Park. Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, is located just northwest of Alpine, and is 33± miles west/northwest of Marathon. It has a 4,514 foot runway.

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