Elk City in Beckham County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
"Western Cattle Trail"
— National Route 66 Museum & Old Town Museum —
More than 6 million cattle went up this trail from Texas to Kansas between 1874 and 1888.
The trail crossed this area approximately 10 miles east of this location.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 35° 24.767′ N, 99° 26.183′ W. Marker is in Elk City, Oklahoma, in Beckham County. Marker is on West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk City OK 73648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bob Potter · Mel Patterson · I.A. "Pat" Patterson (within shouting distance of this marker); 018 Cowtown (within shouting distance of this marker); 1950's Model Train Replica of Elk City's Downtown District (within shouting distance of this marker); First Wooden Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cruze Farm House History (about 300 feet away); Rock Bluff School The Anadarko Basin (about 300 feet away); Gas Pump (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk City.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.