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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.
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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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The episode features several destinations and attractions from Texas and Oklahoma, including the Chisolm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan and the 23rd Street Antique Mall in Oklahoma City.
In addition, Kiser serves on the executive leadership board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Greater DFW, as well as volunteers with Junior Achievement of the Chisolm Trail.
* RESCHEDULED/NEW DATE September 19, 2013-Omega, OK (Near Watonga), Chisolm Trail Technology Center