Loving the Land: Henrietta King


The daughter of a minister in Brownsville, Henrietta married steamboat captain Richard King. The experienced frontiersman and prim seventeen-year-old schoolteacher moved to a hut made of mud on King’s newly claimed land. As the ranch grew, Henrietta dealt with every threat known to the frontier—Indians, lawless men, violent weather—and the Civil War. When her husband died in 1885, Henrietta took over the management of the ranch and became a major influence in the development of South Texas.

Hardcover, Mary Dodson Wade author, illustrations by Bill Farnsworth

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