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Charles Goodnight

Charles Goodnight liked to point out he was born in 1836, the year the Republic of Texas was founded, and moved here in 1845, the year Texas joined the United States. A legendary rancher and trailblazer, Goodnight became known as the "father of the Texas Panhandle.

Image: Portrait of Charles Goodnight. Courtesy of the Armstrong County Museum.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Portrait of Charles Goodnight