Richard King is born in NYC.
Richard King arrives in Texas to join Mifflin Kenedy for service during the Mexican War.
Rancho de Santa Gertrudis (King Ranch) is founded with the purchase of the Rincon de Santa Gertrudis land grant.
The first Rancho de Santa Gertrudis’ cattle drive to Northern markets.
Henrietta King asks Robert Justus Kleberg (Sr.) to manage the Ranch’s affairs and he marries Alice Gertrudis King.
The first dipping vats developed with cooperation from the U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry to rid cattle of the Texas Fever tick.
The area's first successful artesian well drilled, speeding the development of agriculture, railroad construction and small communities.
The present Main House is constructed.
The first mechanized attempts at pasture improvement initiated on the Ranch.
Monkey (3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Shorthorn) the foundation sire for Santa Gertrudis is calved.
King Ranch net wire fencing is developed as an innovative fencing method.
The root plow invented and put to use of the Ranch to reclaim land from ever-encroaching brush.
Begin adding minerals and vitamins to cattle diets.
The Santa Gertrudis breed recognized by the U.S. Dept 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; in 1946 ASSAULT wins the Triple Crown.
The Twin D-8 caterpillar 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; he would become the all-time leading sire of NCHA cutting horses.
King Ranch Santa Cruz, cross-breed cattle, developed to meet modern consumer's beef expectations.
Cattle sorting facility using air pressure to sort 500 head of cattle per hour invented on the Ranch.
Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership formed. It becomes the largest citrus provider in the US.
King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management established.