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Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chisholm

Era of the Cattle Trails in Cherokee Strip History

 

—Sculpture: by Harold T. Holden —

 
Chisholm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. Chisholm Marker
Inscription. By the close of the Civil War in 1865, the cattle herds and cowboys from Texas began forging trails through Oklahoma and The Cherokee Strip to rail heads in Kansas. The most famous route of all was the Chisholm Trail. Caldwell Kansas became the final terminus for the herds in the late 1880s as the railroads began extending their tracks further south into the Cherokee Strip.
 
Erected 1993 by the Cherokee Strip Centennial Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 37° 1.879′ N, 97° 36.405′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 81) and East 1st Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 South Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chisholm Trail (a few steps from this marker); Caldwell "The Border Queen" / On This Site (a few steps from this marker); Native Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stock Exchange Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad Influence
Chisholm Marker and sculpture. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. Chisholm Marker and sculpture.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Leland Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Legend of Mount Lookout / Gunfire Kills Lawman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Opera House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Caldwell.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Chisholm Trail. (Submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Chisholm Marker monument with cattle drive relief. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
3. Chisholm Marker monument with cattle drive relief.
Chisholm Marker and cattle sculpture. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
4. Chisholm Marker and cattle sculpture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016.
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