Caldwell and the Chisholm Trail

Caldwell and the Chisholm Trail (HMXEI)

Location: Caldwell, KS 67022 Sumner County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 0.45', W 97° 36.4'

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A mile southeast of this marker the Chisholm Trail entered Kansas. It took its name from Jesse Chisholm, Indian trader, whose route lay between the North Canadian river and present Wichita. In 1867 it was extended from the Red river to Abilene when the building of the Union Pacific gave Texas cattle an Eastern market. Over this long trail more than a million head were driven before the Santa Fe built south and brought the drives to Newton, 1871, and the next year to Wichita. Incoming setters in Kansas soon fenced off the land and by 1876, drovers had abandoned the trail. In 1880, however, the railroad built to Caldwell, one mile north, and drives were resumed. It is estimated that two million longhorns were driven across the prairie here on a road that in many places was a quarter of a mile wide and as bare as a modern highway.
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HM NumberHMXEI
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series
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Marker Number65
Placed ByKansas Historical Society and the Kansas Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 623964 N 4096611
Decimal Degrees37.00750000, -97.60666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.45', W 97° 36.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 27.00" N, 97° 36' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-303 S Fall Creek Rd, Caldwell KS 67022, US
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