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Old Chisholm Trail Centennial Monument

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
1. Old Chisholm Trail Centennial Monument
Inscription.  From Longhorn cattle gathering site, 1800 Longhorns were headed up and moved out of Cardwell Flats near here on April 1, 1866 on first Chisholm cattle drive to northern markets. Crockett Cardwell, owner of cattle bedground had gathered the herd with Thornton Chisholm of DeWitt County serving as Trail Boss and G. M. (Tip) Alexander of Cuero serving as one of the cowboy trail drivers.

The Old Chisholm Trail on departing from site near Cuero, Texas proceeded toward Doan's Red River crossing and then into Oklahoma, Kansas and finally terminated in Missouri 7 months later.

It is the purpose of our association to perpetuate the memory of these brave hardy pioneers who blazed the trails in the wilderness before us, suffering the many hardships that accompanied the greatest movement of animals in history under the control and direction of men on the Old Chisholm Trail.

Dedicated April 1, 1966, 100th Anniversary of the Old Chisholm Trail.

Rawhide Riders, Town and Country Trail Riders, Sand Hill Trail Riders - Indianola Trail Riders and
Old Chisholm Trail Drivers Association, Inc. , John C. Hamilton, Founder
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By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
2. Old Chisholm Trail Centennial Monument
1961, Cuero, Texas
 
Erected 1966 by Rawhide Riders, Town and Country Trail Riders, Sand Hill Trail Riders - Indianola Trail Riders and Old Chisholm Trail Drivers Association, Inc.
 
Location. 29° 5.517′ N, 97° 17.331′ W. Marker is in Cuero, Texas, in DeWitt County. Marker is on North Gonzales Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 North Gonzales Street, Cuero TX 77954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Witt County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); General August C. Buchel (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Cuero (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Cuero (about 500 feet away); James Norman Smith (about 600 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); St. Michael's Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Knights of Pythias Hall, Jewel Lodge No. 103 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuero.
 
Also see . . .  Chisholm Trail - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on April 25, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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