Thursday, April 26, 2007

this land is their land -- the nation's top 10 landowners

1. Ted Turner - 2 million acres
"20 properties in 10 states, a swath of America so large that it not only dwarfs Rhode Island, but also exceeds both Rhode Island and Delaware combined"
2. Archie Aldis "Red" Emmerson -- 1.722 million acres
"Emmerson set the stage for what would become Sierra Pacific Industries, an enterprise that now owns and manages 1.722 million acres of forestland in California and Washington."
3. Irving Family -- 1.2 million acres
1.2 million of the Canadian family’s more than 3 million acres are in the northeastern United States.
Read the rest of the list here

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