Parker County Today August 2016 - Page 16

our heritage: PARKER FAMILY CHRONILES disappeared the Part 10 Trails End Proving his mettle, war chief Quanah Parker fills a cultural gap and goes down in history as a peacemaker. BY MEL W RHODES AUGUST 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY T 14 hough area cattleman-trail driver Charles Goodnight enjoyed a long and interesting relationship with Chief Quanah Parker, he was by no means the Comanche’s’ only white friend. Samuel Burk Burnett, who in 1881 established his Four Sixes (6666) Ranch in the area of present-day Wichita Falls, also befriended Quanah. Burk Burnett went on to build one of the largest cattle ranches in Texas history.