Sunday, April 22, 2012

Charles Goodnight: Obituary

"Col. Charles Goodnight: Pioneer of Texas Panhandle Dies at 93 in Tucson, Ariz.." New York Times [New York] 13 12 1929, 27. Print.

Colonel Charles Goodnight died on December 12, 1929 at age 93 in Tucson, Arizona. He was very well known for blazing cattle trials and fighting Indians. He was survived by his wife, Corinne Goodnight.  He was known at the "Father of the Texas Panhandle." During the Civil War he was a scout for a frontier regiment during the struggle between the states. He became even more envied when he successfully domesticated buffalo. He crossed buffalo with angus cows and produced what was known as the catallo. Goodnight led an active life until his fatal influenza attack.

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