Richard King is born in NYC.
Richard King arrives in Texas to join Mifflin Kenedy for river boat service during the Mexican War.
Rancho de Santa Gertrudes (King Ranch) is founded with the purchase of the Rincon de Santa Gertrudis land grant.
The first Rancho de Santa Gertrudes cattle drive to Northern markets is undertaken.
Henrietta King asks Robert Justus Kleberg, Sr. to manage the Ranch’s affairs.
Alice Gertrudis King married Robert Justus Kleberg, Sr. .
The first dipping vats are developed in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry to rid cattle of the Texas Fever tick.
The area's first successful artesian well is drilled, speeding the development of agriculture, railroad construction, and small communities.
The present Main House is built.
The first mechanized attempts at pasture improvement are initiated on the Ranch.
Monkey (3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Shorthorn) the foundation sire for the Santa Gertrudis breed is calved.
King Ranch net wire fencing is developed as an innovative fencing method.
The root plow is invented and first used on the Ranch to reclaim land from ever-encroaching brush.
Mineral and vitamin supplements are added to cattle diets.
The Santa Gertrudis breed is recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as first beef breed ever produced in America and the first new breed in over 100 years.
Thoroughbred ASSAULT foaled on the Ranch. ASSAULT wins the Triple Crown in 1946.
The Twin D-8 caterpillar tractor is invented, allowing heavy brush growth to be grubbed and land plowed and seeded, all at the same time, with a single operator.
King Ranch designated a National Historic Landmark.
Quarter Horse PEPPY SAN BADGER foaled. At one time, he would be the all-time leading sire of NCHA cutting horses.
King Ranch Santa Cruz, crossbred cattle, is developed to meet modern consumer's beef expectations.
Cattle sorting facility using air pressure to sort 500 head of cattle per hour is invented on the Ranch.
Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership formed. It will become the largest citrus provider in the U. S.
King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management is established at Texas A&M University - Kingsville.