Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive Sept 2016

Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive Sept 2016

The Chisholm Trail turns 150 in 2017! One of the many activities planned to commemorate this milestone will be a cattle drive up the Chisholm Trail. A large cowboy crew gathered in Caldwell on Sat, Dec 11th to plan the Chisholm Trail 150th cattle drive that will depart from Pond Creek, Ok on Sept 12th, arriving in Caldwell on Sept 16th for big Border Queen celebration event, then travel on to Clearwater, Ks for an end of trail event on Sept 23. 
Carmen Schultz, from Medford, Ok, is the trail boss with a core crew that has traveled to and through Caldwell for our other cattle drives in 1993, 2007, 2011, and now in 2016. Approximately 100 steers and longhorns will be traveling along this area's part of the original route of the Chisholm Trail as closely as possible. The route has been mapped out, landowners contacted, cattle and chuck wagons secured. The pastures will be open to the public during designated hours for viewing and visiting. More details to follow for celebrations along the trail during the two week drive. The Caldwell CT150 Event Committee will coordinate efforts with the Sumner County CT150 group for a very memorable and historical couple of weeks. 
Sept 16 is also the anniversary of the Cherokee Outlet Oklahoma Land Run of 1893, where the Boomers lined up in Caldwell to race south for free land. Land Run celebrations will be happening in Oklahoma that day as well, from Enid to Medford, so plan for a full weekend of fun, celebrating our rich area history!