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Address: , Canyon, TX
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: A scenic road within Palo Duro Canyon State Scenic Park.

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The castle on the plains of the first cattleman of the panhandle

The house and surrounding grounds are very well worth an hour and a half visit. Charles Goodnight operated the famous JA ranch until the death of his English partner. He built a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The house and surrounding grounds are very well worth an hour and a half visit. Charles Goodnight operated the famous JA ranch until the death of his English partner. He built a simple prairie and canyon into a massive cattle empire. He promised his wife a fine house. The house became known as the castle on the pains. The house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lots of history of the Texas Panhandle, cattle, ranching oil. Don't for get to bring your "wild rag" (neckerchief) stop by the town of Goodnight Graveyard and leave you wild rag as a tribute to Charles Goodnight on the fence with the hundreds of others.

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