TEXAS: Opening a Road

In the southeast corner of Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico, lie the King and Kenedy ranches, which in their heyday were bigger than the little feudal domains of Europe.* Eighty-seven years ago, two Rio Grande riverboat captains, Richard King and Mifflin Kenedy, working as partners, founded what was to become the biggest fenced ranch in the U. S. Visitors said that it was 100 miles from Captain King's front gate to the front door of his ranch house. They also said that, when the partners split up, the documents were less...

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