King Ranch: A Texas Dynasty

Nipper, Pat Decker
October 2014
Wild West;Oct2014, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p52
The article presents a history of the King Ranch located in Texas. It discusses the ranch's expansion of its operations, a personal background of its owner and riverboat captain Richard King, the purchase of lands by King, and the development of the ranch by King along with his wife Henrietta Chamberlain. INSET: Running W.


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