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05 Apr

Four Sixes Ranch.

Two hundred eight thousand acres sprawled across the rugged countryside, 6666 Ranch has quite a history. Learn more here. The route between Witchita Falls and Lubbock Texas is scenic one with a number of interesting little towns with big stories and often a courthouse in the town square. And then there’s Guthrie, home to the wagon boss and ranch employees and their families.

Guthrie is of about 200 something residents yet I find this little town consumes more of my travel time than I should allow. Even along the roadside in the Spring, where wildflowers bloom, or horses race and play, it is not uncommon for me to pull off the road and capture a glimpse of “back then”. What is the landscape like without a good thunderstorm?

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6 Comments

Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Black and White, small towns, Texas, weather

 

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6 responses to “6666

  1. lowandslow

    April 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Very familiar with Guthrie/6666 as I drove the route from Dallas to “Harvard on the Plains” (aka Texas Tech) more times than I’d care to remember. No, actually they were very good memories. Thanks for the view thru my rearview mirror. 🙂

    S

     
  2. wildstorm

    April 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I used to drive to work and back when I was with SWM. Gainesville to Lubbock and back. Loved those days, those drives. I actually viewed a funeral procession in Guthrie, all on horseback. Very cool.

     
  3. Teraisa

    April 6, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Great job, Anita, I really like this – kind of looks like Hawaii at the moment.

     
  4. swanpetal

    April 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    This is a beautiful photo.

     
  5. Pam

    April 7, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Wow, big sky country…we thought we had it here. The black and white is so classic with all the textures and lighting. Nice!

     
  6. Jacqueline

    April 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Oh, this is so gorgeous. It has a 1930’s feel to me …

     

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