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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
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