Few women have run the largest ranch in the United States, raised a family, built a city and a railroad, and survived raids by hostile soldiers and Mexican bandits. Henrietta King did all that. The ranch is the famous King Ranch in South Texas. Today the King Ranch is the largest ranch in the United States. Henrietta's descendants still manage and control the ranch. Henrietta King, raised to be ladylike, lived an adventurous life and helped build an empire. her legend lives on through the King Ranch and her descendants. As a philanthropist, King donated land to establish the city of Kingsville, Texas, and gave money to build churches, schools, and hospitals in that community.Download the Free Activity Book/Teacher's Guide at http://www.tfhcc.com/press/younger.html
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JUDY ALTER writes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages. In 2005, she received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Western Writers of America. Alter lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she retired as Director of TCU Press.
PATRICK MESSERSMITH is a noted artist who resides in Dallas, Texas. He states, "as a native Texan, it's great to be a part of teaching the legacy of our state's heroes (who might not receive as much attention) to the younger generations."
"'The Stars of Texas Series' is going to be something to watch. . . ." -- Texas Illustrated Magazine
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"If you need a gift for a child, try either of these books in the new series from State House." -- Brazosport Facts
"If you want to expose your children to a truly remarkable woman, get this book." -- Eclectic Homeschool On-line
"a fine book . . . Henrietta King has opened the door to interest young readers to history." -- The Manhattan Mercury
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Descripción State House Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111880510987