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East and West Shawnee Trails

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. East and West Shawnee Trails Marker
Inscription.  By the 1850s, the Shawnee Trail had become the nation's first major route for driving longhorn cattle from Texas to market. The East Shawnee Trail followed the Texas Road to Fort Gibson and up either side of the Grand River into southeastern Kansas. A branch also developed that followed the Arkansas River into Kansas. The longhorns carried Texas fever that infected domestic herds.

The longhorns were ultimately banned from passing through settled regions. Thus, the West Shawnee Trail, which left the Texas Road at Boggy Depot, came into use.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 35° 29.611′ N, 97° 29.858′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butterfield Overland Stage (here, next to this
East and West Shawnee Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. East and West Shawnee Trails Marker
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marker); Bloomfield Academy (here, next to this marker); "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War (here, next to this marker); Texas Road (here, next to this marker); Bison Tracks (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma Governor's Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Blue River (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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