Cattle baron Charles Goodnight developed the "chuck wagon" as a way to feed and care for the men who spent long days and nights on the hot, dry, dusty range. Goodnight ranked as one of the most successful cattlemen on the American frontier. He and Oliver Loving established the 500-mile long Goodnight-Loving Trail. “TRAILBLAZER.” http://tomrizzo.com/trailblazer/ #TomRizzo
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."
"Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving drive a herd of cattle by way of the old Butterfield stage route from Fort Belknap to the Pecos River, then north to Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The "Goodnight-Loving Trail" allows cattle to be driven to market in Denver, Colorado, without traveling through Indian Territory."