Old Chisholm Trail Centennial Monument

Old Chisholm Trail Centennial Monument (HM2FYX)

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N 29° 5.517', W 97° 17.331'

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From Longhorn cattle gathering site, 1800 Longhorns were headed up and moved out of Cardwell Flats near here on April 1, 1866 on first Chisholm cattle drive to northern markets. Crockett Cardwell, owner of cattle bedground had gathered the herd with Thornton Chisholm of DeWitt County serving as Trail Boss and G. M. (Tip) Alexander of Cuero serving as one of the cowboy trail drivers.

The Old Chisholm Trail on departing from site near Cuero, Texas proceeded toward Doan's Red River crossing and then into Oklahoma, Kansas and finally terminated in Missouri 7 months later.

It is the purpose of our association to perpetuate the memory of these brave hardy pioneers who blazed the trails in the wilderness before us, suffering the many hardships that accompanied the greatest movement of animals in history under the control and direction of men on the Old Chisholm Trail.

Dedicated April 1, 1966, 100th Anniversary of the Old Chisholm Trail.

Rawhide Riders, Town and Country Trail Riders, Sand Hill Trail Riders - Indianola Trail Riders and

Old Chisholm Trail Drivers Association, Inc. , John C. Hamilton, Founder 1961, Cuero, Texas
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HM NumberHM2FYX
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Year Placed1966
Placed ByRawhide Riders, Town and Country Trail Riders, Sand Hill Trail Riders - Indianola Trail Riders and Old Chisholm Trail Drivers Association, Inc
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Date Added Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 666531 N 3219382
Decimal Degrees29.09195000, -97.28885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 5.517', W 97° 17.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 5' 31.02" N, 97° 17' 19.86" W
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