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- Created 2012-02-20
used in the late 19th century to
overland from ranches in
s. The portion of the trail marked by
went from his southern trading post near the
, to his northern trading post near
Kansas City, Kansas
. Texas ranchers using the Chisholm Trail started on that route from either the
San Antonio, Texas
, and went to the
Kansas Pacific Railway
, where the cattle would be sold and shipped eastward.
The trail is named for
, who had built several trading posts in what is now western
American Civil War
. Immediately after the war, he and the
Black Beaver collected stray Texas cattle and drove them to railheads over the Chisholm Trail, shipping them back East to feed citizens, where beef commanded much higher prices than in the West.
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History on the trail from the "Kansas Heritage Group"
Oklahoma Historical Society Page on the Chisholm Trail by Steven D. Dortch
Up the Chisholm Trail by the Williamson County Historical Commission
Along the Chisholm Trail
Map of the Trail
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Chisholm Trail
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