Chisholm Trail Lookout Point

Chisholm Trail Lookout Point (HM2MNT)

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N 34° 14.717', W 97° 55.338'

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Chisholm Trail Lookout Point
This site was given by Henry and Blanche Price in honor of the Pickens County Cowpunchers Association and all other cowboys and pioneers that used this trail

Replaced March 2007Oklahoma Centennial Celebration

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Millions of longhorns were driven northward across the plains to railheads in Kansas during the period 1867-1889. The great cattle drives not only helped to feed a nation just after the Civil War, they produced one of the nation's most enduring heroes — the cowboy. The brief era of the open range and free grass generated the greatest cattle boom in world history. This hill was a landmark for drovers who road northward from Red River to a campsite nearby.

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Jesse Chisholm
1806-1868The wagon tracks of Jesse Chisholm across Indian Territory became known as Chisholm's Trail and Texas cowmen using this route gave his name to the entire cattle trail from South Texas to Kansas. The Cherokee-Scot trader was known to Indians as an honest and trustworthy man — a reputation that served his country well in his activities as an interpreter and peace negotiator with the Indians.

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Hardships tested the mettle of men on the trail. Severe weather at times

made conditions hazardous as well as miserable, and there was always the threat of stampedes caused by a bolt of lightning, a loud clap of thunder, or the trickery of raiders. The scattering of cattle meant that there would be no rest for drovers until the strays were rounded up.
Willis Granite Co.
I. R. Willis, Owner
Bill Willis, Artist
Granite, Okla
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Date Added Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 599238 N 3789878
Decimal Degrees34.24528333, -97.92230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.717', W 97° 55.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 43.02" N, 97° 55' 20.28" W
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