150 Years on the Trail!

Let’s take a trip on the trail! You’re probably thinking, “Chickasaw Country is home to many trails, from hiking, biking, horseback riding and even 4-wheeler trails.” I get it, but the trail I’m talking about is a little different than the ones listed above.

This trail is home to many historic sites, it stretches past Chickasaw Country and became a way of life for many cowboys. Any guesses on which trail I could be talking about?

If you guessed the Chisholm Trail, then give yourself a pat on the back! As it turns out, 2017 is a pretty exciting year for the Chisholm Trail as the trail turns the big 1-5-0! 150 years, holy cow!

The trail took cattle from Texas to Kansas ran through several present-day Chickasaw Country towns including Tuttle, Chickasha, Marlow, Rush Springs, Duncan, Comanche and stops near the Red River as well.

As 2017 progresses, there will be many Chisholm Trail activities to take a part in right here in Chickasaw Country, but until then I suggest making a visit to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan. There you can learn about life on the trail, the history and purpose of the trail, experience the true cowboy spirit and take in collections of western artwork!

If you’d like to have the full trail experience, take a driving tour of all the historic markers found in Chickasaw Country towns. Plan your trip to all of the historic markers and monuments here!

One hundred and fifty years seems like a pretty great reason to celebrate to me and I hope you do! If you hit the Chisholm Trail in Chickasaw Country, be sure to use #RouteCC and you could be featured!

Happy trails,

Katie

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