Charles Goodnight, the book and movie "Lonesome Dove" is based on his life, March 5,1836 - Dec. 12,1929. Goodnight moved to Texas in 1846 when he was 10 years old. By the time he was 12 he was working as a cowboy and served with the local militia in the many fights against Comanche raiders. In 1857 he joined the Texas Rangers,

Charles Goodnight, famed west Texas rancher and basis for the character of Woodrow Call in LONESOME DOVE.

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…

Charles Goodnight (March 1836 – December 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.

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 is aged for roughly six years and bottled at a robust 100 proof.

I took this photo of pioneering rancher and cattle driver Oliver Loving’s grave in Weatherford last October. Loving, along with Charles Goodnight, founded the Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. Loving was mortally wounded by Indians and his death and...

I took this photo of pioneering rancher and cattle driver Oliver Loving’s grave in Weatherford last October. Loving, along with Charles Goodnight, founded the Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. Loving was mortally wounded by Indians and his death and...

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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Woodrow Call in "Lonesome Dove" is based on him)

Back to school with this charming Heber City bedroom | jamie-bellessa

Back to school with this charming Heber City bedroom | jamie-bellessa

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

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

Charles Goodnight. No bigger legend than this Man. Cattleman and Plainsman at the turn of the Century.

Charles Goodnight Well known Texas rancher. He started the JA Ranch.

The 2,000-mile Goodnight-Loving Trail extended from the Texas Panhandle and into Colorado as it headed north into Wyoming.

Goodnight Trail one of the many trail routes to drive cattle from Texas to New Mexico. The route was later extended to Colorado and then to Wyoming.

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.

This is Charles Goodnight, the Father of the Pan Handle, inventor of the Chuckwagon, the "cattle gather", the trail drive, the Goodnight/Loving cattle trail, and the namesake of Goodnight, TX. Lonesome Dove was loosely based on him and Loving. He's the original Texas Cowboy.

Goodnight, Texas ~ statue of Charles Goodnight, Father of the Pan Handle and the original Texas cowboy. The movie 'Lonesome Dove' was loosely based on his life.

Focus: Moons by Charles Apple  I recall when I was a kid, there were 32 moons in our solar system. The answer: 146 officially, with another 25 awaiting official recognition from the IAU. A list of all of them runs down the right side of the page while the bulk of the page looks at eight of the most notable moons in the solar system. A lot of fun to research and build and -- I hope -- to read. July 10, 2013.

Focus: Moons by Charles Apple I recall when I was a kid, there were 32 moons in our solar system. The answer: 146 officially, with another 25 awaiting official recognition from the IAU. A list of all of them runs down the right side of the page while the bulk of the page looks at eight of the most notable moons in the solar system. A lot of fun to research and build and -- I hope -- to read. July 10, 2013.

Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman

Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman

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