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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Chisholm Trail

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. The Chisholm Trail Marker
Inscription.  Named for Cherokee trader, scout, and guide Jesse Chisholm, the Chisholm Trail was the first post-Civil War cattle trails. Although named for Jesse Chisholm the trail was in fact started by Sucktumaquay, or Black Beaver, of the Delaware tribe. At the beginning of the American Civil War Black Beaver guided US Army personnel from Forts Washita, Arbuckle, and Cobb to safety at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After the war, Chisholm and Black Beaver rounded up cattle in Texas and herded them along this same trail to Kansas. Millions of longhorn cattle were driven by cowboys to railheads in Kansas for shipment to beef-hungry populace in the rapidly growing eastern United States. US Highway 81 closely approximates the route of the original trail from Texas to Kansas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 29.61′ N, 97° 29.907′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker
The Chisholm Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. The Chisholm Trail Marker
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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. Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border (here, next to this marker); State of Sequoyah (a few steps from this marker); San Bernardo (a few steps from this marker); Oil and Gas Industry (a few steps from this marker); Warren's Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Saurophaganax Maximus (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Pasture (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Jun. 12, 2021