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Shari Richins
Shari Richins • 1 year ago

Charles Goodnight, the book and movie "Lonesome Dove" is basted 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, later when the Civil War began he served as a scout. After the war Goodnight joined up with Oliver Loving to move cattle from Ft. Belknap Texas to Ft. Sumner New Mexic...

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Oliver Loving 1812-1867 Cattle Rancher. Developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail along with Charles Goodnight. Loving was killed by Indians on a cattle drive in New Mexico and Goodnight spent months transporting his body hundreds of miles back to his home town of Weatherford, TX for burial.

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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.

Lawrence Sullivan Ross "Sul" 1838-1898. He joined Texas Rangers in 1860 first serving as a lieutenant and later as a Captain. He resigned from the Rangers at beginning of Civil War. He enlisted in Confederate Army in 1861 and was soon promoted to Major of the 6th Texas Calvary. Was them promoted to Colonel and then again to Brigadier General. Returning to Texas after the war he served as Sheriff of McLennan County from 1873-1875.

BENJAMIN F. GHOLSON, (1842–1932) joined the Texas Rangers in 1858. He assisted in the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker. In the Civil War, Gholson served in Col. George W. Baylor's Second Texas Cavalry and participated in the battle to retake Galveston, capturing 150 Federal soldiers. After the war, he settled on a ranch in Lampasas County and became prominent stockman. He and his wife were married 70 years.

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 extinction.