Chisholm Trail


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Chisholm Trail

A former cattle trail from San Antonio, Texas, north to Abilene, Kansas. It was important from the 1860s to the 1880s, when it fell into disuse following the expansion of the railroads and the introduction of barbed-wire fencing.

Chis′holm Trail′


n.
a cattle trail leading N from San Antonio, Tex., to Abilene, Kan.: used for about 20 years after the Civil War.
[after Jesse Chisholm (1806–68), a scout]
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Noun1.Chisholm Trail - a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas; not used after the 1880s
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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In addition, Chisholm Trail longhorns are raised on family-owned ranches across Texas and are not grain-fed like most cattle.
The Old Chisholm Trail runs right through the middle of the ranch, which is not a dude-wrangling operation but a working ranch with 2000 head of cattle, horse breeding stock and a dozen full-time ranch hands.
Known as active members of their respective student bodies, Olmedo is a graduating senior at Chisholm Trail High School, and Guynes is a graduating senior at Saginaw High School.
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The Shops at Clearfork will be directly accessible from the Chisholm Trail Parkway which was opened to traffic in May of 2014 and will facilitate travel to the site from the Fort Worth Central Business District and the southwestern quadrant of Fort Worth.
Still, the roundup has been unrelenting for two months: the daylong whine of neighborhood leaf blowers, the landscape crews out in mass like cattlemen on a Chisholm Trail roundup, the city of Eugene's leaf collection deadlines staring me down like my mother forcing me to eat the last bite of squash - or else.
After the Civil War, the great herds that had lumbered up the Chisholm Trail from Texas to the railways depots in Kansas for shipment east had suddenly fallen out of favor.
Located 60 miles south of Wichita, Caldwell, Kansas, sits on the Old Chisholm Trail just north of the Oklahoma border.
In addition, the committee was privileged to visit the Chisholm Trail Museum for a luncheon and tour to learn more about the local area's history.
It wasn't until Wayne made director Howard Hawks' rugged tale of the first cattle drive up the Chisholm Trail that he became a full-fledged super-star.
The city has created a community park for residents to enjoy, as well as a pedestrian and bike path that educates users about the Chisholm Trail, which cowboys once used to drive cattle through the city.