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    Cornelia Adair - although a naturalized British citizen, she became a notable Texan. In 1877, her husband and Charles Goodnight formed a partnership to found the JA Ranch with Goodnight as its manager. By 1888, after her husband died, Cornelia became partners with Goodnight from whom she shrewdly gained ownership of the JA and it's brand. By 1917 she kept a home in Clarendon and her ranch covered half a million acres of the Texas panhandle.

    Charles Goodnight (1836-1929) was a cattle rancher in the American West, perhaps the best known rancher in Texas.

    This is Charles Goodnight, the Father of the Pan Handle, inventor of the Chuckwagon, the "cattle gather", the trail drive, the Goodnight/Loving cattle trail, and the namesake of Goodnight, TX. Lonesome Dove was loosely based on him and Loving. He's the original Texas Cowboy.

    Texas Longhorns, 101 Ranch and Burroum Ranch, Del Rio, Texas, 1909

    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."[1]

    The Big Texan Steak Ranch...Amarillo, Texas

    Ranch Motel....San Antonio, Texas

    Texas hold'em (cattle gate on a ranch in Burnet, TX) It looks like our ranch's gate.

    The Chicken Ranch of La Grange, Texas, was the house of ill repute ..Miss Edna Chadwell Last Madam of ‘Chicken Ranch’ Bordello, Dies at 84 in Feb 2012

    A Very Texas Sunset--has to be the Panhandle

    Boquillas Canyon Trail Overlooking the Rio Grande and Chisos Mountain Range, Big Bend Texas near my sons Ranch YES

    Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas.

    Photo from a Ranch Rodeo in Cross Plains TX

    Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Texas panhandle.

    A young soldier transporting shells, Messines, Belgium, 1917.

    Katy Freeway Houston Texas Officially the widest freway on the planet

    Blue Hole, Leakey, Texas - You can only get to this Blue Hole by staying overnight at Riding River Ranch, then hike or ride your mountain bike about a mile to it, take a steep set of stair down and traverse the stream several yards....

    Edna Milton Chadwell (1928-2012) was the owner of the Chicken Ranch, better known as "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

    Holiday Inn West - Amarillo, Texas by The Pie Shops Collection, via Flickr

    San Antonio, Texas, 1939

    roadside America ~ Garland, Texas.