Caldwell News

Caldwell Chisholm Trail Festival is celebrating BIG May 5-7, 2017

     Caldwell is having fun playing host to one of the 2017 Chisholm Trail celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of the trail. Though born on the trail in 1871, it wasn’t until 1879 when the Santa Fe Railroad expanded its line to Caldwell that she boomed into a true cattle town, loading up and heading east with shipments of beef.

Historic State Proclamations Exchanged to Celebrate 150 Years of the Chisholm Trail

 A proclamation declaring the historical relevance of the Chisholm Trail to the State of Kansas will be signed in Topeka by Governor Brownback on March 24. Karen Sturm and Jill Kuehny will be attending from Caldwell along with representatives from the other communities involved in the Kansas Chisholm Trail 150 planning committee.

Chisholm Trail Fest - May 5-6-7 Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

 As an organization, the Chamber of Commerce works in the interest of our business community. One of the ways we do this is through tourism and events; attracting visitors and generating commerce in our town. The upcoming Chisholm Trail Festival will be promoting our fair city's history on the 150 year old Chisholm Trail while helping our downtown thrive.

Reconnect With Old West Caldwell

As I read the travel experts declare 2017 as "the year of transformative travel--to connect more authentically to your surroundings, visit with the locals, have engaging conversations about life," I had to laugh because, though probably not what they meant, Caldwell and her authenticity could fit the bill...how fun it should be to host some of the 2017 Chisholm Trail celebrations, and going back in time to visit an authentic 1880's cattle town!      

A Busy Year for the City of Caldwell

The City of Caldwell has been very busy in 2016. Looking back, it’s amazing what the small staff working for the City has been able to accomplish. Planning work continued on the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project, with the construction phase beginning in 2017. The SRTS Grant will assist the City in constructing new sidewalks and raised cross walks near and surrounding the Caldwell School grounds. This project was made possible through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Chisholm Trail 150th Update

Chisholm Trail Update

Celebrating the 150th birthday of the Chisholm Trail is getting closer and full of fun!  I hope everyone will try to fit at least one event into their 2017 plans.  The event committee along with the Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee is planning a fun-filled 3-day fest during our annual Chisholm Trail Festival weekend May 5-7, 2017. 

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