The 16,890 AC historic East Forker-Gage Ranch is one of the oldest and one of the most historic large ranches in Texas, truly a legendary property in the majestic Big Bend area. The East Forker-Gage Ranch in Brewster County is part of the A. S. Gage ranching empire that dates back to 1883, and is the eastern most part of the giant empire. At the time of his death in 1928, Gage had built a ranch of 503,000± acres of land that supported an operati on of 10,000 head of cattle. The impressive property extended along the Southern Pacific railroad from east of Marathon, Texas, almost to Marfa, Texas. Impressive scenery includes majestic Housetop Mountains to the east, Santiago Range to the southwest and unique formations of Twin Peaks and Horse Mountain. The San Francisco Creek, Negro Creek and China Draw flow through the ranch plus there are mountain springs and four wells. The ranch is div ided into several pastures and traps for cattle operations, plus is a haven for native wildlife including trophy desert mule deer, elk, javelina, blue quail, dove and mountain lion, among others.