August 10, 1997 |
The history books tell how, nearly 150 years ago, Richard King and Capt. Mifflin Kenedy braved an untamed land and conquered vicious Mexican bandits to become Texas legends. They were warriors, industrialists, leaders, gentlemen. Their legacy is alive today in a sprawling tract of South Texas ranchland, where cattle still roam and oil and gas companies hunt for precious minerals. But history is written by the victors. The vanquished tell a different story.