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King Ranch Museum and Visitors Center- cattle baron Richard King was among a group of Texas cattlemen who once envisioned a national cattle trail from South Texas to the shipping yards of Kansas. The Chisholm Trail overshadows all other cattle trails, and it’s easily followed in the car. King bought the ranch for $75,000 in 1853, but when he died, he left his wife $500,000 in debt. The King’s men (kineons) didn’t call Henrietta King “La Patrona” for nothing. She erased the debt and boosted the ranch holdings to about 825,000 acres.
King Ranch Saddle Shop
King Ranch Visitors Center- tour the ranch daily
John E. Conner Museum- Hall of South Texas history
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