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The Early Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas, 1867-71

Description: Article describes the path of the Chisholm Trail from 1867 to 1871. There were two pathways used by Texas trail drivers to Kansas. One route is well-documented and depicted on modern maps as the "Chisholm Trail." This article demonstrates that a more easterly route was the first route used to trail herds to Abilene, Kansas, from 1867 to 1871.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: Kraisinger, Gary & Kraisinger, Margaret
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"And The Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day": Drought and the Cherokee Outlet Land Run

Description: This article details the difficulties that settlers of the Cherokee Outlet faced and how they coped with adverse conditions. Many environmental and economic factors contributed to their success or failure, including a major drought on the Southern Plains that coincided with the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in 1893.
Date: Winter 2003
Creator: Sweeney, Kevin Z.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"An anxiety to do right": The Life of Judge John Hazelton Cotteral, 1864-1933

Description: Article provides a portrait of John H. Cotteral, the first federal judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and the first Oklahoman to occupy the bench of the circuit court of appeals. The article explores both the man and the legal opinions he wrote throughout his forty-year career.
Date: Autumn 2000
Creator: Leitch, Kevin C.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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