"By the time the Goodnights began their bison conservation efforts, Charles Goodnight had already etched his name in the book of Texas legends. Along with fellow cattle driver Oliver Loving, Goodnight carved out the the Goodnight-Loving Trail, which was used in several arduous cattle drives in the 1860s. Goodnight and Loving's travels would later inspire Larry McMurtry's masterpiece novel "Lonesome Dove."". Find out more about Mary, Charles and the buffalo here or in Pioneer Hall!
Buffalo were once disappearing in record numbers, but the kind efforts of one Texas woman helped them return from the verge of extinction.