Caldwell, the Border Queen, has seen wild days as a cow town beside the Chisholm trail, a brief period of booming times during the Oklahoma Land Rush days, and quiet prosperity based on the vast grain fields of Sumner County. Ghostly silhouettes on a hillside south of town give a feeling of the vast herds that moved through here in the nineteenth century.
A rich set of historical markers in downtown Caldwell provides an unusually complete view of the town's past.
SELF-GUIDED HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR:
- Get your map and instructions at the Trails,Rails&Scales Visitor Center on East Central.
- You may visit the signs in any order and at your leisure.
- If you would like to also access the Virtual Tour Enhancement on your smartphone, see instructions posted at T,R&S Visitor Center. This will activate within wi-fi range for historical signs that have additional audio stories and historical photos of buildings no longer here.