Charles Goodnight | ... and Family: Charles Goodnight House - Goodnight, TX July 2, 2011

Charles Goodnight | ... and Family: Charles Goodnight House - Goodnight, TX July 2, 2011

THE INSPIRATION FOR CHARACTER WOODROW CALL, OF "LONESOME DOVE". Charles Goodnight, also known as Charlie Goodnight (March 5, 1836 – December 12, 1929), was a cattle rancher in the American West, perhaps the best known rancher in Texas. He is known as the "father of the Texas Panhandle." Essayist and historian J. Frank Dobie said that Goodnight "approached greatness more nearly than any other cowman of history."   He also  invented the chuck wagon and helped preserve the buffalo from…

THE INSPIRATION FOR CHARACTER WOODROW CALL, OF "LONESOME DOVE". Charles Goodnight, also known as Charlie Goodnight (March 5, 1836 – December 12, 1929), was a cattle rancher in the American West, perhaps the best known rancher in Texas. He is known as the "father of the Texas Panhandle." Essayist and historian J. Frank Dobie said that Goodnight "approached greatness more nearly than any other cowman of history." He also invented the chuck wagon and helped preserve the buffalo from…

This photo of a young Charles Goodnight gives us a good idea of how the 31 year old looked at the time of the Comanche attack that led to the death of his partner. No longer would the pair of them ride together, with their herd of Texas Longhorns, up the trail they had blazed the year before.

This photo of a young Charles Goodnight gives us a good idea of how the 31 year old looked at the time of the Comanche attack that led to the death of his partner. No longer would the pair of them ride together, with their herd of Texas Longhorns, up the trail they had blazed the year before.

Charles Goodnight Kentucky Straight #Bourbon #Whiskey is aged for roughly six years and bottled at a robust 100 proof. | @Caskers

Charles Goodnight Kentucky Straight #Bourbon #Whiskey is aged for roughly six years and bottled at a robust 100 proof. | @Caskers

Charles Goodnight. This picture, taken late in life, was probably taken at an annual gathering of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Charles Goodnight. This picture, taken late in life, was probably taken at an annual gathering of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Charles Goodnight | ... on the Goodnight Ranch before the death of Charles Goodnight in 1929

Charles Goodnight | ... on the Goodnight Ranch before the death of Charles Goodnight in 1929

Charles Goodnight, also known as Charlie Goodnight (March 5, 1836 – December 12, 1929), was a cattle rancher in the American West, perhaps the best known rancher in Texas. He is sometimes known as the "father of the Texas Panhandle." Essayist and historian J. Frank Dobie said that Goodnight "approached greatness more nearly than any other cowman of history."[1]

Charles Goodnight, also known as Charlie Goodnight (March 5, 1836 – December 12, 1929), was a cattle rancher in the American West, perhaps the best known rancher in Texas. He is sometimes known as the "father of the Texas Panhandle." Essayist and historian J. Frank Dobie said that Goodnight "approached greatness more nearly than any other cowman of history."[1]

Charles Goodnight | Charles Goodnight made his home in what is now

Charles Goodnight | Charles Goodnight made his home in what is now

Charles Goodnight, Cattleman and former Texas Ranger. Movie Lonesome Dove based on Goodnight, Oliver Loving and Bose Ikard.

Charles Goodnight, Cattleman and former Texas Ranger. Movie Lonesome Dove based on Goodnight, Oliver Loving and Bose Ikard.

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