Ghost Riders Silhouettes

The silhouette on the bluff to the East, 2 miles South of Caldwell on highway US 81, astride the actual Chisholm Trail, was completed in 1995 after hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, land, and donations. The "Ghosts" will forever remind us of the great cattle drives, 1866-1886, when millions of Texas longhorn cattle passed here on their way to legendary railheads, like Caldwell, Kansas. So life-like is the scene, observers are certain they have noticed both dust and sounds coming from the bluff area.

The trail, established by Native American tribes and made famous by Jesse Chisholm, helped in the settlement of the Old West by providing a travel and communication link to the Indian Territory, present day Oklahoma. The history of the Chisholm Trail, the Cherokee Strip, and early Caldwell can be enjoyed by exploring the many markers located in Caldwell's historic Cowtown District.

Historical Marker Sign