King Ranch

Interesting facts

The start of the King Ranch!!!!!!♥

The King Ranch was Founded 1853 and was built 1852. The ranch is larger than Rode Island. The King Ranch came into existence about 25 years before the XIT Ranch ever came into thought.

When King and Lewis bought the ranch they went down to a small village called Cruijllas to buy some longhorns and they noticed that all their cattle were for sale because they were going through a huge drought and they did not want their cattle to die, so King and Lewis bought all the cattle then King realized that was all there food source so he made them an offer if they came and worked on his ranch. He would give them food a home and water. They agreed to move to his ranch and work for him. The people who worked for him they were called Los Kinenos- Kings people.

King ranch is the birthplace of America ranching

The ranch started at 15,500 acres of land. Over the next two years King and Lewis sold half interest in the land and then started to acquire more land over time, the total area of the land in now 1.2 million acres.

What has the king ranch impacted?☺

The King Ranch has impacted a lot of things, like the King Ranch Saddle Shop is one of the things that the King Ranched is named for. Kingsville is named after the king Ranch and Richard King, there is a museum dedicated to the King Ranch. There is King ranch Casserole a delicious treat to eat. It may be the only working ranch with a ford truck named after it. The popular truck is the King Ranch F150 from Ford Motor Company. Another is the El King Ranch Expedition model. These are just some of the things that are dedicated or named after King Ranch.

Food Eaten on ranch!!!

One of the traditional bread that cowboys eat for lunch time is the Dutch cooking Pan De Campo. This is the most popular food that the cowboys eat. One of the other foods is the King Ranch Casserole III. We are not for sure where it originated from and who first made it.

king Ranch contact info

Here is the number for the king ranch museum number, and what part of texas its located in.

The animals on the king ranch& how it made its profit!!

The king Ranch not only breeds cows they also raise quarter horses, cutting horses and thoroughbreds. The winner of the 1950 Kentucky Derby winner was breed on the King Ranch. They also have white-tailed deer and wild turkey, the King Ranch is also home to an incredible number of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. The ranch has been honored as an internationally important bird area: 350 species of birds have been recorded here, including the largest known population of ferruginous pygmy-owls in the United States. In 2003, a species of damselfly, never seen before in the US, the cream-tipped swamp-damsel was discovered on the ranch. It has several divisions, of which the best known is Santa Gertrude’s, the "home" ranch. The Santa Gertrude’s, the only true cattle breed developed in North America, was developed there. Thoroughbred racehorses are also raised. The property was divided in 1935. Profits from oil and natural gas rights and farming have been added to income gained from the great beef herds. The Santa Gertrudis is a type of cattle which are shorthorn cows of a southern beef breed. They were named for the Spanish land grant where Captain Richard King built the King Ranch. King managed costs by in effect selling his herd to the various trail bosses who were his employees.

The "Running W"

The meaning of the “Running W” Some have said that it represents one of the ranch's many diamondback rattlesnakes or the Santa Gertrudis Creek, while others are sure it signifies the sweeping horns of a Texas Longhorn bull. The “Running W” could also be interpreted as a section of a continuing wave pattern – signifying the uniting of the past with the present and suggesting continuity into the future. Regardless of its meaning, the “Running W” brand is handsome and practical, designed to heal quickly, and grow with the animal that bears it -- just as it has evolved with King Ranch through the generations. Today the “Running W” appears on both prize-winning cattle and top quality leather goods as an indisputable icon of the American ranching industry.