Legacy of the Land
Cowboys at Red River Station on the Chisholm Trail in the 1870s getting ready for the trip north to Abilene, Kansas.
The two tracts of land that make up the ranch each have amazing stories to tell of pioneers that traveled west to realize their dreams. It’s a tale of cowboys and Indians, of a murder and burial on the ranch, of a poor farm including its own jail house to manage the indigent, of a prominent business man and his wife, Robert and Ruby Priddy, whose name the southern portion ranch bares and who left a for - tune via The Priddy Foundation to the city of Wichita Falls, Texas. And finally the realization of a dream of its current owners, Chris and Joan Wellborn, to invest in the ranch and preserve its culture and beauty.
D.E. Reese was the manager of the Priddy's 2R Ranch for many years. His son, Earl Wayne, has been managing the ranch now for over 50 years.