King Ranch in TX

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Begining of the King Ranch and Ranchers

In 1853 King bought the Santa Fertrudis for 15,000 acres in the Fulf Coast area.

Eventually this holding would become the famous King Ranch.


Although the cattle continued to multiply, Angol ranchers still faced many challenges.

Theft and drought were the most common. A problem was the lack of markets. Ranchers knew a product without a market is little value.

The King Ranch Facts

The King Ranch calls itself "the birthplace of American ranching." Richard King started the ranch in 1853. The King Ranch to this day produces cattle, leather goods, and also grains. The King Ranch has a museum were people can learn about Texas ranching.