Why Spend Outrageous Money in/around-town on a Small Acreage Tract, Come Live Bigger!!! When you purchase this West Texas Masterpiece, you'll be owning a Piece of History in the "Sweetie Peck", formally a Great Horse Ranch & Race Horse Training facility, a Bird Hunters Dream, Prairie Dog Town, Tracts like this are hard to come by & as Odessa Grows so will the value in this land, Under 13 miles from Downtown Odessa, 3 miles from Wilson's Corner. There are 3 Water-Wells Located on the North Side of the Property along w/ 1 septic tank, 1 windmill w/ good fan needs a new rod & leathers., and Three Phase Electric available almost all over the Ranch. 3/4's of the Ranch is under good fence, a few new gates & cattle guards have added a nice touch to the place. This would make a Great Investment & get-a-away. One would expect Oilfield activity to encumber the ranch unusable, but most wells are on the fence line & non-intrusive on the land. "No Minerals are Owned by the Current Estate"
Wildlife: Tons of Blue Quail, Dove, Bob whites, 70% Whitetail / 30% Mule Deer Split (I picked up a 5 pt (One Side) Whitetail shed that would go in the 140's), Coyote, Bobcats, Javelina, occasional wild pig & Mountain Lion.
The History: "The Old Railroad Ranch" Midland TX, later named "The Sweetie Peck" is the Oilfield & Ranch where the Wolfberry was discovered, by Henry Petroleum. It is one of the most famous areas in the Oilfield. This Ranch is just South East of The Famous Yellow Rose Ranch & The West Texas Race Track, a horse racing track that typically draws between 3,000 and 5,000 people for races. Current O&G Operators are Summit & Devon each of which just Drilled 2 new wells, no new wells are set to be drilled & no new pipelines are set to go thru the property.
Who were the Pecks: Hal C. Peck married Josie Fay Jones, later known to everyone as Sweetie Peck, on March 31, 1929 in Amarillo. They moved to Midland, TX in 1933 to "The Old Railroad Ranch " in Southwest Midland County which was deeded to Mrs. Peck by her father, the day before her wedding. In 1936 they built their first home on Missouri Street in Midland, Texas.
Sweetie Peck was the only woman to ever serve on the Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission before it merged with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She was instrumental in establishing well known social organizations in Midland, including the Girl Scouts and the YMCA and she served as president of many organizations such as the Midland Womans Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the League of Women Voters. Mr. and Mrs. Peck led remarkable lives and were pioneers not only in the oil and ranching industries, as well as political and social activism realms, but also in leaving a lasting legacy of philanthropy. Mrs. Peck also helped organize the Midland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and served as an original member on the MMH Board of Trustees. In 1959, Sweetie was appointed to the Board of Governors of Midland Memorial Foundation and served in that capacity until her death in 1963. Hal Peck was a successful rancher and oilman. He also served a number of years as a special Texas Ranger through appointment by the Department of Public Safety. In the early 1950s, Hall and Stewart Drilling Company and General American Oil Company of Texas drilled the Josie Fay Peck No.1 and discovered Midland Countys first deep commercial oil production on the Peck Ranch. General Ernest O. Thompson, chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, insisted the site be called the Sweetie Peck Field. Mr. Peck died in 1971 at the age of 72.
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