A New Beginning

January 23, 2012

After living on the open range and driving thousands of head of cattle across a new trail with partner Oliver Loving, Charles Goodnight married Mary Ann “Molly” Dyer and settled in Southern Colorado. After the panic of 1873, Goodnight owned 2,000 head of cattle and little else. He and Molly left Colorado with a few teamsters and the cattle and made their way to Palo Duro Canyon. The nearest outpost was 200 miles away, but Charles, Molly, their crew, and cattle found refuge and a new beginning. 


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