Caldwell And The Chisholm Trail
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 00.453 W 097° 36.403
14S E 623959 N 4096617
Quick Description: A mile south of this point the Chisholm Trail entered Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 11:09:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM986C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 9

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission
County Of Marker: Sumner County
Location of Marker: US-81, roadside park, 1 mile south of Caldwell
Marker Text:
A mile southeast of this marker the Chisholm trail entered Kansas. It took its name from Jesse Chisholm, Indian trader, whose route lay between the North Canadian river and present Wichita. In 1867 it was extended from the Red river to Abilene when the building of the Union Pacific gave Texas cattle an Eastern market. Over this long trail more than a million head were driven before the Santa Fe built south and brought the drives to Newton, 1871, and the next year to Wichita. Incoming settlers in Kansas soon fenced off the land and by 1876 drovers had abandoned the trail. In 1880, however, the railroad built to Caldwell, one-mile north, and drives were resumed. It is estimated that two million longhorns were driven across the prairie here on a road that in many places was a quarter of a mile wide and as bare as a modern highway.

Marker Name: Caldwell And The Chisholm Trail

Marker Type: Rest Area

Marker text:
please see above

Marker Location: Sumner

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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