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"The King Ranch" Book Set By Tom Lea


50th Anniversary Edition (2 Volume Set) Hardcover

Tom Lea weaves through the myths and legends surrounding the origins of King Ranch to capture the first hundred years of its history in this extensive two volume book set.  Told through a historian’s lens, the book captivates with its true story of how the Birthplace of American Ranching came to be and the iconic figures essential to its creation. Lea’s vivid and evocative descriptions bring King Ranch to life, and his stunning illustrations capture the beauty and majesty of the ranch throughout its past. “The King Ranch” is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of American ranching as well as those who simply appreciate rich storytelling and beautiful art.


  • Two Volume Book Set
  • Hardcover


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Lorita Tipton

I love everything about the King ranch Saddle Shops and have bought items from them for 50 plus years. We have the books and bought them for a gift.

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Captain Richard King had a vision when he settled alongside the Santa Gertrudis Creek in 1853. Several years later, the Ranch established a Saddle Shop to offer ranchers and cowboys the saddles, tack, and accessories of a quality suited to meet every need of the harsh range.

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