Goodnight in 1860
Goodnight (ca. 1880)
The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico
The 2,000-mile Goodnight-Loving Trail extended from the Texas Panhandle and into Colorado as it headed north into Wyoming.
Caprock Escarpment south of Ralls, Texas
Charles Goodnight statue outside of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum at the West Texas A&M University campus
Agricultural land and canyons on the eastern side of the Llano Estacado
Charles Goodnight ranch house
Wind turbines
Charles Goodnight letter on his stationery
Map of Texas counties with population density
Lubbock, Texas, the largest city on the Llano
A shot of downtown Amarillo, Texas
Midland, "The Tall City" of West Texas
Downtown Odessa

Such a circuitous route was necessary to avoid the Comanche stronghold in the Staked Plains (the sizeable area roughly centered around present day Lubbock, Texas).

- Charles Goodnight

Charles Goodnight described what it takes to be a scout: "... the trained ear should be able to tell the sound, whether it was made by man or beast or bird ... as a human voice echoes more than all others ... of course, on the Staked Plains we have not this advantage as there is nothing to create an echo."

- Llano Estacado

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Amarillo, Texas

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City in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Potter County.

City in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Potter County.

Amarillo in 1889, three weeks after incorporation
An aerial view of the Amarillo business district in 1912.
Grand Opera House, Amarillo, Texas (postcard, circa 1909–1924)
Amarillo, March 1943
Lighthouse pinnacle in Palo Duro Canyon: The canyon system is located south of the city.
FirstBank Southwest Tower, the tallest building in the city, dominates the skyline of downtown Amarillo.
This map shows the city's average number of inhabitants per square mile of land in 2000.
Entrance to Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo
Listing of Amarillo-area personnel killed in the Vietnam War
The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts building is located near the Amarillo Civic Center.
A coyote sleeps in the afternoon heat in the Amarillo Zoo.
Medical Center Park adjacent to Amarillo Botanical Gardens
The clock tower at the Amarillo College's Washington Street Campus.
Amarillo National Bank Plaza One building in downtown Amarillo
The American Quarter Horse Association and Center City of Amarillo sponsors an ongoing public art project that consist of decorated horse statues located in front of several Amarillo businesses.
Several streets around Amarillo's downtown area are still paved with bricks.
The Harrington Regional Medical Center has two of the city's major hospitals.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The city of Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is situated in the Llano Estacado region.

Large ranches exist in the Amarillo area; among others, the defunct XIT Ranch and the still functioning JA Ranch founded in 1877 by Charles Goodnight and John George Adair.

Quanah Parker, c. 1890

Quanah Parker

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Quanah Parker (Comanche kwana, "smell, odor") (c.

Quanah Parker (Comanche kwana, "smell, odor") (c.

Quanah Parker, c. 1890
Cynthia Ann Parker and her daughter, Topʉsana (Prairie Flower), in 1861
Quanah Parker on horseback wearing eagle feather headdress and holding a lance bottom-up.
Parker in December 1889 wearing European-American business attire
Quanah Parker photograph at Pioneer West Museum in Shamrock, Texas
Quanah Parker gravesite
The Quanah Parker Inn is located on U.S. Highway 287 at the west end of Quanah, Texas

In a letter to rancher Charles Goodnight, Quanah Parker writes, "From the best information I have, I was born about 1850 on Elk Creek just below the Wichita Mountains."

Quanah Parker's was the last tribe of the Staked Plains or Llano Estacado to come to the reservation.