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, 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.

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.

Goodnight, Texas in the Panhandle. Named for pioneer rancher, Charles Goodnight.

Goodnight, Texas in the Panhandle. Named for pioneer rancher, Charles Goodnight.

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)

Bose Ikard - born a slave in Mississippi. He went to work for Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight as a traildriver in 1866. The story “Lonesome Dove” is based partly on the lives of Goodnight and Loving. In the movie, Deets' character, portrayed by Danny Glover, is based on Bose Ikard. Goodnight once said, “Bose surpassed any man I had in endurance and stamina. His behavior was very good in a fight and he was probably the most devoted man to me that I ever knew.

Another early-day black cowboy was Bose Ikard. He was born a slave in Mississippi in 1847 and grew up in Texas. After the Civil War, he work.

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.

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. 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.

Texas Legends - Palo Duro Canyon State Park - Charles Goodnight house in Palo Duro Canyon

Texas Legends - Palo Duro Canyon State Park - Charles Goodnight house in Palo…

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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charles Goodnight letter - Charles Goodnight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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