Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch

A memoir of one of the largest and most influential cattle ranches in American history

Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch

Author: Helen Kleberg Groves

Publisher: Maverick Books

ISBN: 9781595348173

Page: 288

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King Ranch. The name is embroidered in the tapestry of Texas, rising from the sunbaked coastal plains in the infancy of the state itself. King Ranch is the inspiration of legends and speculation, tradition and history. Rawhide-tough through drought, Indian attacks, Civil War, and the Great Depression, among other trials, King Ranch is the star of Texas. Now the memoirs of Helen King Kleberg Alexander-Groves, the only child of Bob and Helen Kleberg, give a personal glimpse of life on the storied ranch of the Kings and the Klebergs. This intimate and compelling book chronicles not only the history of the ranch but also the life of Bob and Helen Kleberg, the first family of cattle ranching. From the Santa Gertrudis, the first cattle breed developed in America and the first breed recognized worldwide in over a century, to the Triple Crown-winning Thoroughbred Assault, Bob and Helen Kleberg changed the ranching industry. The memoirs of -Helenita- open the door to the romance of Southwest cattle ranching, as well as the grit, glory, and inner workings of King Ranch in Texas and its ranches around the world. With over 200 photographs, some by Toni Frissell and many by her close friend and fellow photographer Helen Kleberg herself, this lavishly illustrated portrait includes accounts of the Klebergs' famous hospitality, extended not only to the celebrities who were entertained regularly but also to the Kinenos, the loyal ranch hands first brought to King Ranch by Captain King. Hemingwayesque photos depict hunting adventures in the Texas brush country--for which the ranch is still famous. Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch is a view from the center of the King Ranch legacy, perpetuated now for some 150 years. Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch is a requisite addition to the library of any ranching, history, or Texana aficionado.

Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch

Bob dictated a lettertometurning overthe managementof thehorse operationto her
duringhis convalescence. He nevertook backthereins. Helen took upthis legacy,
built byher grandfather for KingRanch, by mastering a complicated business, ...

Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch

Author: John Cypher

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292789599

Page: 267

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Ranching on the vast scale that Texas is famous for actually happened at King Ranch, a sea of grass that ultimately spread its pastures to countries around the globe under the fifty-year leadership of Bob Kleberg. This absorbing biography, written by Kleberg's top assistant of many years, captures both the life of the man and the spirit of the kingdom he ruled, offering a rare, insider's view of life on a fabled Texas ranch. John Cypher spent forty years (1948-1988) on King Ranch. In these pages, he melds highlights of Kleberg's life with memories of his own experiences as the "right hand" who implemented many of Kleberg's grand designs. In a lively story laced with fascinating anecdotes he both recounts his worldwide travels with Kleberg as the ranch expanded its holdings to Latin America, Cuba, Australia, the Philippines, Europe, and Africa, and describes timeless, traditional tasks such as roundup at the home ranch in Kingsville. Kleberg's accomplishments as the founder of the Santa Gertrudis cattle breed and a breeder of Thoroughbred racing horses receive full attention, as does his fabled lifestyle, which included friendships not merely with the rich and famous but also with Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who shared his love of horse racing. For everyone interested in ranching and one of its most famous practitioners, this book will be essential reading.

The King Ranch Quarter Horses

Robert J. ( Bob ) Kleberg , Jr. , married Helen Campbell . They had a daughter ,
Helen King . Bob Kleberg has been the driving force on the ranch during most of
the twentieth century , taking over active management about the time of the ...

The King Ranch Quarter Horses

Author: Robert Moorman Denhardt

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806127712

Page: 312

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The fabled King Ranch of South Texas was renowned for its breed of horses, the King Ranch Quarter Horses. Here is the complete story of the ranch and its horses, how they were bred, and what they have achieved. We meet the Old Sorrel, the horse without a name who became the foundation stallion of the ranch Quarter Horses. The King Ranch produced winning show horses (Hired Hand, Anita Chica, Peppy) and race horses (Miss Princess, Nobody's Friend) and, above all, top-quality cow horses famed for their levelheadedness and ability to work in close partnership with their riders. Today they and their descendants are working cattle and winning competitions worldwide. For those who love Quarter Horses, and especially for those who own a Quarter Horse descended from the King Ranch and wish to know its history, this book will be a treasured volume.

Letters to Alice

Helen Kleberg Groves, Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch (Albany, Tex.:
Bright Sky Press, 2004), 4. 5. E'Lane Carlisle Murray, “Recollections of Minerva
King Patch,” given to Bruce Cheeseman, March 1993, copy given to Jane
Clements ...

Letters to Alice

Author: Jane Clements Monday

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603444718

Page: 192

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In the summer of 1881, Robert Justus Kleberg rode across the hot, dusty South Texas brush country to the palatial home of Capt. Richard King to consult with the cattle baron about attending to his legal affairs. On that same journey, the young lawyer also first laid eyes on Alice King, “Princess of the Wild Horse Desert.” Neither of their lives would ever be the same. Published for the first time in this book, the love letters written by Kleberg to Alice Gertrudis King provide a glimpse of the lives of two of the most influential people in Texas history. Editors Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick have also provided generous documentation and annotation of these important primary documents from the Special Collections at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, affording historians and interested readers an insider’s view of one of the world’s greatest ranching empires as it transitioned from its founders to the next generation. Letters to Alice: Birth of the Kleberg-King-Ranch Dynasty represents the only existing collection of letters between any of the great Texas cattle barons and their wives. Although a great deal is already known about the ranch and its development, Monday and Vick present for the first time Robert Justus Kleberg’s personal perspective on his first meeting with Alice King, their early courtship, the difficulties obtaining her parents’ permission to marry, and the poignant time surrounding Captain King’s death.

The Master Showmen of King Ranch

Gonzales, José Angel “Chancle”—one the jockeys for the kids' horse race when
Helen “Helenita” Kleberg, B. K. ... Holmes, Mona—a good friend of Bob Kleberg's
who often attended King Ranch auctions and stayed at the Main House; had ...

The Master Showmen of King Ranch

Author: Betty Bailey Colley

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292719434

Page: 229

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Texas's King Ranch has become legendary for a long list of innovations, the most enduring of which is the development of the first official cattle breed in the Americas, the Santa Gertrudis, renowned for its beef quality and ability to withstand dry and blisteringly hot climates. Among those who played a crucial role in the breed's success were Librado and Alberto "Beto" Maldonado, master showmen of the King Ranch.

Two Women Look West

Photographs of King Ranch by Helen C. Kleberg and Toni Frissell Marisa C.
Sánchez. 15 The Leica ... John Cypher , Bob Kleberg and The King Ranch : A
Worldwide Sea of Grass ( Austin : University of Texas Press , 1995 ) , 26. Tom
Lea also ...

Two Women Look West

Author: Marisa C. Sánchez

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Page: 63

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The King Ranch 1939 1944

WO King Ranch had established “ pilot plants " and succeeded him as president
of King Ranch , “ seedings for human energy " by ... the pampas of Argentina , the
middle Bob himself , Dick Kleberg , Sr . , Dick Kleberg , Atlas Mountains of
Morocco , and the plains Jr . and ... and poweron sections of King Ranch , Texas )
eventually ful personality as Helen Kleberg , once debrought a very big new
source of ...

The King Ranch  1939 1944

Author: Toni Frissell

Publisher: Morgan & Morgan, Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 142

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King Ranch

Kleberg was a founder Mrs . King , the health of Robert Justus , II , began and
one of the first officers of the Deep Water to ... Bob married the Washington In
accordance with Mrs . King ' s will the ranch reared Helen Campbell , daughter of
 ...

King Ranch

Author: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Publisher:

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Page: 143

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The Caller-Times publishe this edition and it was widely distributed. The demand for more copies after publication was more than the newspaper could meet. This book is an attempt to supply that demand. In it are selected stories and pictures from the King Ranch Centennial Edition.

Time

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any of your other readers called attention to ... Come Visit STOCKHOLM
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Author: Briton Hadden

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Hoover s Handbook

Richard King . Three cousins — Ida Larkin Clement , Katherine Kleberg
Yarborough , and Helen Kleberg Groves — now ... Before his death in 1932 ,
Kleberg passed control of the ranch to his sons , Richard Kleberg , Sr . , and Bob
Kleberg .

Hoover s Handbook

Author: Gary Hoover

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Page: 646

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

... Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch fame , and is dedicated to Mr. Kleberg ,
a prime mover in founding the American Quarter Horse Association The
University of Texas at Austin KURTH SPRAGUE Life in the Oil Fields . By Roger
M. Olien ...

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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The Unabridged James Dean

BOB AND HELEN KLEBERG Despite Warner Brothers ' contrary contentions at
the time , Edna Ferber ' s Bick and Leslie Benedict of Giant ( portrayed in the ...
The Klebergs ' homestead , King Ranch , was also the model for Ferber ' s Reata
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The Unabridged James Dean

Author: Randall Riese

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN:

Page: 590

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James Dean's untimely death at age 24 inspired a cult, which 36 years later spans generations worldwide. In celebration of his life and career, here is the most comprehensive, well-researched book on James Dean ever assembled. 175 photographs.

Tom Lea

King , Richard , 109 , 112 , 125 King Ranch , The , 62 , 109 - 15 , 116 , 118
Kleberg , Robert J . , Jr . “ Bob , " 62 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 120 , 125 - 26
Kleberg , Helen Campbell ( Mrs . Robert , Jr . ) , 108 , 109 , 111 , 112 Kleberg ,
Helen ...

Tom Lea

Author: Tom Lea

Publisher:

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Page: 185

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"Born in 1907 in El Paso, Texas, Lea says he can't remember when he didn't like to draw pictures. Recognizing his talent, his parents and teachers encouraged him to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. After high school graduation in 1924, he boarded a train for Chicago, where for ten years he studied and worked with his mentor, the muralist John Norton. Drawn back to the Southwest in 1934, Lea lived in Santa Fe for two years and then returned to El Paso, which has been his home ever since." "During World War II, Lea was a war correspondent for Life magazine, and he witnessed action in the North Atlantic, the South Pacific, Europe and North Africa. As a portraitist, he came in personal contact with men who changed the course of history, including Jimmy Doolittle, Claire Chennault, and Chiang Kai-Shek. After the war, an assignment with Life took him to Mexico where his interest was stimulated in bullfighting. That experience led to the writing of his first novel, The Brave Bulls, published in 1949. It became a bestseller and a successful film. In the 1950s and 1960s Lea wrote and illustrated three more novels, an autobiography, and the notable two-volume history, The King Ranch."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Two Women Look West Notecard Collection

Twelve museum-quality notecards from the Two Women Look West museum exhibition in a reusable cigar-style box containing photographs from the famed King Ranch in Texas, taken by Toni Frissell and Helen Kleberg.

Two Women Look West Notecard Collection

Author: Helen C. Kleberg

Publisher: Bright Sky Press

ISBN: 9781931721738

Page: 12

View: 285

Twelve museum-quality notecards from the Two Women Look West museum exhibition in a reusable cigar-style box containing photographs from the famed King Ranch in Texas, taken by Toni Frissell and Helen Kleberg.

American Book Publishing Record

GROVES , Helen Kleberg , 1927 - 338 . 7 ' 636213 ' 092 B Bob and Helen
Kleberg of King Ranch / by Helen Kleberg Groves ; written and researched by Bill
Benson . Albany , TX : Bright Sky Press , 2004 . p . cm . Includes bibliographical ...

American Book Publishing Record

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