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Near Kit Carson in Cheyenne County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Cattle Trail

 
 
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By Christopher Cessna, August 29, 2015
1. Old Cattle Trail Marker
Inscription. The Texas-Montana, Bacon and Potter, and J.S. Chisum trails converged in this vicinity. Over these routes great herds of Texas Longhorns, scions of hardy stock from Spain, moved northward. Big Springs, 2.4 miles west, was an important cattle watering place. Legend says that Billy Comstock, early scout, was killed here by Indians, who left him unscalped in tribute to his courage and ability.
 
Erected 1954 by The State Historical Society of Colorado.
 
Location. 38° 55.934′ N, 102° 47.853′ W. Marker is near Kit Carson, Colorado, in Cheyenne County. Marker is on State Highway 59 south of County Route CC, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kit Carson CO 80825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Kit Carson Railroad Depot (approx. 11.6 miles away); Kit Carson (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a large stone monument a little over 11 miles north of the town of Kit Carson, on the west side of Hwy. 59.
 
Additional keywords. Ogallala
Old Cattle Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Cessna, August 29, 2015
2. Old Cattle Trail Marker
Colorado State Highway 59

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Dr. John Sladek, 1967
3. Old Cattle Trail Marker
The Old Cattle Trail Marker in September 1967.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Christopher Cessna of Arvada, Colorado. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Christopher Cessna of Arvada, Colorado.   3. submitted on October 2, 2017, by Dr. John Sladek of Evergreen, Colorado. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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