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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]

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From the top of Capulin Mountain, circa 1909, this geologist stares out at congealed lava flows. Surveyors like him were instrumental in convincing the government to set it aside as a preserve in 1891, and eventually as the Capulin Volcano National Monument in 1916. Before him, Santa Fe Trail emigrants and traders crossed the plains in view of this rim, and even Charlie Goodnight’s cattle trail passed under its shadow.

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You have a nice heart, now use it. melodyhansen: “ (I used the gold marker this time) #BecauseHonestlyseries ”

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EZ Cattle Co. won the Charlie Goodnight Award in 2012 and best meat in 2013. They're back for this year's Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off, November 7-9.

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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…

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I love how modern this is!! It's a perfect unisex room for a married couple! Good inspiration for my future room with my husband! =)

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