Into Kingsville - a town that grew thanks to the King Family (mostly Henrietta and her grandson Bob) bringing the railroad to the area so they could ship their cattle and other products. The Kings donated an acre of land to any church that wanted to come to the town. They also donated land for schools. Our first stop was at the King Ranch Saddle Shop. Beautiful expensive things - complete with lots of stuffed animals and a working saddle shop. Check out their products at

Back on the bus to be transported over to the John E. Conner Museum at the Texas A&M Kingsville. It contained the Graves Peeler Hall of Horns (trophy game mounts collected by an amazing, hunter, rancher and lawman, and the saviour of the Texas Longhorn.) It also had historica exhibits and a temporary exhibit of quilts from the Kingsville Saturday Quilters.
Back on the bus and returned to Trophy Gardens by 5:30 PM after starting out at 6:45 AM - good day - lots of learning.


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