Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch

Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch

Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch is a requisite addition to the library of any ranching, history, or Texana aficionado.

Author: Helen Kleberg Groves

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595348180

Category: History

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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 Kineños, 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.
Categories: History

Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch

Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch

Photograph courtesy Riondo Braga. Youthful Bob and Helen Kleberg at a camp
house with their daughter Helen, circa 1930s. Photograph courtesy King Ranch
Archives. A herd of imported Santa Gertrudis heifers in front of the main house, ...

Author: John Cypher

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292789593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Letters to Alice

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 ...

Author: Jane Clements Monday

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603444712

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

The Master Showmen of King Ranch

The Master Showmen of King Ranch

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

Author: Betty Bailey Colley

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292719439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly

Helen. "Helenita". Kleberg. Groves. STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, KING RANCH, 61
INHERITANCE (KING RANCH) THE STORIED KING Ranch has long been
dominated by men — Richard King, Robert Kleberg, and Bob Kleberg, Jr. But it is
three ...

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
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Two Women Look West

Two Women Look West

Author: Marisa C. Sánchez

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018685716

Category: King Ranch (Tex.)

Page: 63

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Categories: King Ranch (Tex.)

Two Women Look West Notecard Collection

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.

Author: Helen C. Kleberg

Publisher: Bright Sky Press

ISBN: 1931721734

Category: Art

Page: 12

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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.
Categories: Art

The King Ranch 1939 1944

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 ...

Author: Toni Frissell

Publisher: Morgan & Morgan, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015049727327

Category: King Ranch (Tex.)

Page: 142

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Categories: King Ranch (Tex.)

Time

Time

In a busy week of hard , sweaty riding and roping , Bob Kleberg and his men
round up as many as 1 , 400 calves , and mark ... But now that the seasonal
period of plenty is about over , what is the Helen Kleberg KING Ranch
ROUNDUP ...

Author: Briton Hadden

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C008712807

Category: Current events

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Reels for 1973- include Time index, 1973-
Categories: Current events

King Ranch

King Ranch

Kleberg , II , shared with Captain King the vision Died in 1932 of a deep water
port for Corpus Christi . ... Bob married the Washington In accordance with Mrs .
King ' s will the ranch reared Helen Campbell , daughter of Republican was
placed ...

Author: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000352120

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

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.
Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

The Unabridged James Dean

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
.

Author: Randall Riese

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: UOM:39015035327850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Colonial Quarter Race Horse

The Colonial Quarter Race Horse

Helen Kleberg Groves ROBERT OBERT J. KLEBERG , JR . , otherwise known as
Mr. Bob , Uncle Bob and El Patron , was my father . ... They spent many hours
together over breakfast at the King Ranch track kitchen at Saratoga New York .

Author: Alexander Mackay-Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011800067

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 328

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Categories: Publishers and publishing

Hoover s Handbook

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 .

Author: Gary Hoover

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057220512

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 646

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Categories: Business enterprises

Guide to Private Fortunes

Guide to Private Fortunes

The ranch also has oil and gas interests . Belton Kleberg , orphaned at thirteen ,
was raised by his uncle , Bob Kleberg , Jr . , who was ranch boss at King Ranch .
Belton Johnson ' s ties to the ranch were severed in 1976 , two years after Bob ...

Author: Margaret Maggard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879784297

Category: Endowments

Page: 727

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Categories: Endowments

In the Crucible of the Sun

In the Crucible of the Sun

... at the King Ranch in Texas during the early part of July , 1952 , began to
relieve the drought and Bob Kleberg decided ... Bob and Helen Kleberg arrived
at Sydney aboard a PanAmerican Airways plane on the 30th of July , one day
before ...

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ISBN: PSU:000000659062

Category: Barkly Downs (Qld.)

Page: 92

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Categories: Barkly Downs (Qld.)

The Cattleman

The Cattleman

When the founder of the King Ranch, Capt. Richard King, died in 1885, Kleberg's
father took over operation of the vast ranch lands, today totaling 914,000 acres.
Kleberg married the former Helen Campbell and then took over operation of the ...

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ISBN: PSU:000057517308

Category: Livestock

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Tom Lea

Tom Lea

( Richard ] King got off the steamboat and came ashore . And then ... That was the
first time I had ever seen Bob ( Kleberg ] . We flew ... The part that I thought the
most of , and I think Bob and Helen certainly did , was the ranch called the Norias
.

Author: Tom Lea

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034866502

Category: Art

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
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Fortune

Fortune

Henry Robinson Luce. R . M . Luster HELENITA . . . is Bob Kleberg ' s cight - year
- old daughter . ... TOM EAST . . . sister of Bob Kleberg and wife of the manager of
the West Ranch . She has two sons and a ... They think only of horses and cattle ,
play hooky from school to ride herd in King roundups . [ Continued from page ...

Author: Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSB:31205015902875

Category: Business

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Categories: Business

The American Magazine

The American Magazine

the ranch . The big house is splendid , but voice quavered a little in the dusk . “
My many accusations and countercharges . ... I think it posed of by cattle thieves ,
or themselves year - old daughter , Helenita , do not live in would be the worst
thing that could hap- had ... men at the King Ranch insist that they , Kleberg ,
Bob's mother , who , as I write , is I was moved , just for a moment , and
themselves , do ...

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ISBN: PSU:000020209612

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Cattle Brands

Cattle Brands

... 16 Iraq , 1 , 16 Ireland , 1 Isabella , Queen , 2 Johnson , Belton K . , 131
Johnson , Belton Kleberg , 110 Johnson , Bob , 88 Johnson , C ... B . K . , 128
King Ranch Norias Division , 9 , 124 , 142 , 147 King Ranch Quarter Horse
Division , 27 , 39 King Ranch Santa Gertrudis ... 137 Kleberg County Savings &
Loan Assn . , 142 Kleberg , Dick , 28 Kleberg , Helen , 131 Kleberg , Judge
Robert J . , 147 Kleberg ...

Author: Jane Pattie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0970998775

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 164

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In the American West the cattle brand is a rancher's invilable mark of ownership. More than 1000 of these clever, rustic, artistic signatures are dipicted in detailed drawings along with their history and lore.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles