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."
Fun fact: Charles Goodnight's longhorn steer Old Blue led the other on the trail drive.
The Man On The Job
This is Goodnight in action on the cattle.
This is his grave stone.