Welcome to Oklahoma's Chisholm Trail Centennial Corridor
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 36° 59.837 W 097° 36.516
14S E 623809 N 4095475
Located at the state line, south of Caldwell, KS and north of the town opt Renfrow, OK.
Waymark Code: WMKM8N
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 05/01/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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The corridor, an Oklahoma Centennial project, marks the old Chisholm Trail cattle trail as it crosses Oklahoma as indicated on the map to the left. US Highway 81 generally follows the trail and is marked with signs indicating historic trail sites and crossings. We invite you to explore the corridor as you travel through our historic state.
The old Chisholm Trail was established in 1867 as a route from the cattle ranches of South Texas, where millions of longhorn cattle roamed after the Civil War, across Indian Territory (Oklahoma) to the railroads in Kansas for shipment to eastern markets. In use from 1867 to approximately 1885, over four million cattle were driven over this route in the greatest controlled animal migration on the world's history.
Crossing into Kansas just east of this location, beyond the railroad tracks, the trail continued northward a few miles to Caldwell, a famous notorious cow town and cattle trail railhead during the latter days of the trail drive era. Although Abilene, Kansas was the original destination for the drovers and cattle, the railroad reached Caldwell by 1880. It remained the final Chisholm Trail terminus until the Chisholm Trail shut down in about 1885.
County: Grant

Record Address::
US 81
Renfrow, OK United States

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Date Erected: 2007

Sponsor (Who put it there): Oklahoma Centennial '07 Committee

Web site if available: Not listed

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