Trinity University Press

Bill Benson

Bill Benson is a well-known chronicler of American ranching heritage. He documented the story of the famed 6666 and Triangle ranches in The Burnett Ranching Empire and the Waggoner Ranch in A Texas Legend. He has worked with Helen Kleberg Groves to archive her parents’ papers, records, and photographs. Benson, a native of Nebraska, is the former executive director of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Oklahoma, and the former director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation and Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.  

Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch

King Ranch. The name is embroidered in the tapestry of Texas, rising from the sunbaked coastal plains in the infancy of the state itself. King Ranch is the inspiration of legends and speculation, tradition and history. Rawhide-tough through drought, Indian attacks, Civil War, and the Great Depression, among other trials, King Ranch is the star of Texas. Now the memoirs of Helen King Kleberg...