Scenes For The Show Yellowstone Being Filmed Outside Of Borger
I have to admit, I have never seen an episode of the tv show Yellowstone. But when I found out they had been doing some filming just outside of Borger, I really wanted to know more about the show and what brought them to Texas. The show's "2nd Unit" has been shooting scenes on the Four Sixes (6666) Ranch which has land throughout the Texas panhandle, including the Borger area.
There has been a lot of chatter about what is being filmed here in Texas since most of the show's filming appears to take place in Montana and Utah. A Reddit poster that goes by "lwhities" mentioned that the owner of a horse named "Metallic Cat" won a charity auction where the prize was to have the horse appear in an episode of Yellowstone. The winning bid was $165,000 and the speculation is that since the horse is said not to travel, that it's scenes are being filmed at the ranch.
With filming only being conducted using the "2nd Unit" here in the panhandle, it is said that there are no main actors in town. However, a few known faces from the show have been spotted in the area or have made reference to being around on social media. Outside of Reddit posts and a little chatter on social media, no one is really talking about what is taking place on the Four Sixes Ranch. So for now, we just have to wait and see what happens on future episodes.
About Yellowstone The TV Show:
Yellowstone is an American drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson that premiered on June 20, 2018 on the Paramount Network. It stars Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, and Gil Birmingham. The series follows the conflicts along the shared borders of a large cattle ranch, an Indian reservation, and land developers. In June 2019, Paramount Network renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on June 21, 2020. In February 2020, Paramount Network renewed the series for a fourth season, ahead of the premiere of its third season.
About The Four Sixes (6666) Ranch:
The Burnett family has long been dedicated to the responsible stewardship of the land and water resources of their ranch holdings. Over time, this has even included land they leased in the Indian territory of Oklahoma around the turn of the 20th century. This gained them the respect of Comanche chief Quanah Parker, who became a family friend.
At one time, the Burnett ranches included more than a third of a million acres. After 1980, however, various parcels, such as the Triangle Ranch, were sold. Today, the two main ranches – the Four Sixes Ranch near Guthrie and the Dixon Creek Ranch near Panhandle – total 260,000 acres.
While cattle and ranching were the cornerstones upon which the Burnett Family fortunes were founded, it was the discovery of oil that allowed the business grow and led to the establishment of the Burnett Foundation which today benefits so many worthy causes.
Actual drilling of Gulf No. 2 Burnett, 16 miles north of Panhandle, Texas, began in November, 1920 and was completed in April, 1921. It was 3,052 feet deep, and 175 barrels were produced during the first 24 hours of pumping. The well produced constantly for more than 50 years. This was the first oil well brought in on the Texas Panhandle Field, relatively small compared to future wells, one of which produced 10,000 barrels a day.
Following this first discovery, hundreds of people flooded the town of Panhandle. Oil field workers, lawyers, firefighters and lumbermen literally changed the city in a very short time. So busy was the Panhandle Oil Field from 1919 to 1957, that it was considered too dangerous to smoke where the drilling was taking place, so the men took up chewing tobacco like the old favorite brands Mail Pouch and Beech Nut.
Captain Burnett, who died in June 1922, did not live long enough to enjoy this increasing wealth. Not a problem: he was rich without it. He foresaw and wrote to his friend, Sid Williams, a couple years before he died, “This puts four of the best outfits in Texas drilling in there [Dixon Creek Ranch], and they should get something by spring if there is any oil field up there. Of course, this would put the ranch out of business as far as cattle are concerned. But there is more money in oil than cattle, don’t you think?”
Oil continued to be an important part of the Burnett Legacy, as over the years more wells were brought in. In 1969, another large field was struck, this one at the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie.