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Riverboat Captain Builds Ranch As Big As Texas

Richard King, an Irish immigrant who escaped the tenement hell of New York to create an empire in the Lone Star State, took his last breath on April 14, 1885.

The story of the King Ranch is the subject of the “This Week in Texas History” column for the week of Wednesday, April 9 through Tuesday, April 15.  Your local paper doesn’t carry it?  Read the longest running, most widely read feature of its kind with your very own private email subscription available on this web site.