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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.

Buffalo on C. Goodnight's Ranch, Texas 1893

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.

There is no other canvas like a West Texas sky.... My Grandpa Swenson was a Windmiller & Jack Of All Trades for SMS Ranches that occupy 300,000 acres in twelve counties in the lower plains area of West Texas.(Spur Ranch, Tongue River Ranch, Swenson Ranch, Throckmorton Ranch, Flat Top Ranch, Ericsdahl ranches & A Few Others)

A Texas ranch.

Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas

The Big Texan Steak Ranch...Amarillo, Texas

The King Ranch: Truth and Myth: A History of the Greatest Ranch in Texas - A good book to explain what life is like on a Texas ranch. Students would be interested in reading this because the King Ranch is still in operation today.

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

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

The Big Texan Steak Ranch retro sign

From Saughter Ranch in stock pens at Big Spring, Texas in 1892

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 4 divisions of the world's largest and oldest ranch located in south Texas, the infamous Kings Ranch.

Ranch Motel....San Antonio, Texas

Cowboy Riding His Horse Past A Car 1940s Ranch Farm Sunday Suit Hat Sweetwater Texas TX Vintage Black and White Photo Photograph on Etsy, $3.95

A Very Texas Sunset--has to be the Panhandle

Cowboy tying up bedroll. Cattle ranch near Marfa, Texas

Ranch Radio Sign - Fort Worth - Best music on the internet.....www.959theranch .com Texas by Glyn Lowe Photoworks, via Flickr

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

Johnson Ranch - Texas Hill Country