Charles Goodnight is a Texas legend and a hero to many in the Texas Panhandle. Goodnight and Oliver Loving pioneered the Goodnight-Loving trail that brought cattle from Fort Belknap, TX to Ft. Sumner, NM. Goodnight explored the Palo Duro Canyon and at one point, owned most of it with his partner at the time John Adair. In the late 1800's, Goodnight built and lived in this home in Goodnight, TX, not far from the Palo Duro Canyon.
Much more can be read about Charles Goodnight and his invention of the first Chuck Wagon used by cooks to feed hungry cowboys on the trail, one such site is Charles Goodnight - Legends of America and another is The Goodnight Ranch and yet another is Short Goodnight Biography. Goodnight was said to be a man firm in his beliefs. More than one ranch hand faced his wrath for drinking in public or not being gentlemanly.