King Ranch "Running W" Branding Iron

Classic brand was registered in 1869

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Texas has a Texas-sized reputation when it comes to the livestock industry.

Many Texas ranches that began in the late 19th century are still in business. Many of the ranches and their brands have become legendary. This is the branding iron of  the King Ranch, located near present-day Kingsville. The enormous ranch was founded in 1852 by Richard King and Gideon K. Lewis, and covered land in Nueces, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy counties. On February 9, 1869, the "Running W" was registered as the official brand of King Ranch. 

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King Ranch "Running W" Branding Iron Artifact from King Ranch, Nueces, Kenedy, Kleberg and Willacy Counties
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