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·         Trail of ‘our heritage’

Cattle drive to celebrate Chisholm Trail, famous border town

 

·         Songs from the Nebraska cattle trail to be highlighted at Encounter Center show

… Joan Wells and Kris Simon will be presenting "Up the Nebraska Cattle Trail and Songs of the West" as a Betty Strong Encounter Center livestream event…

 

 

Trail of ‘our heritage’

Cattle drive to celebrate Chisholm Trail, famous border town

 

Ruth Ann Replogle, For the Enid News & Eagle (OK)

Apr 5, 2021

 

CALDWELL, Kan. — This “border queen” nestled near what is now the Kansas and Oklahoma state line was born 150 years ago thanks to the Chisholm Trail.

 

And to celebrate the driving force of the town’s economy between 1871 and 1891, the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is hosting a cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail along with a town festival May 3-8.

 

“Honoring the significance of this historic and monumental trail in America’s history will be a highlight to drive the 150 head of cattle up Main Street Caldwell, reminiscent of our rowdy Wild West youth,” said festival director Jill Kuehny. “Caldwell exists because of the cattle drives up the old Chisholm Trail.”

 

The chamber has designed the cattle drive and festival to encourage interactive history, she said.

 

They are offering an experience of a lifetime ...

 

‘Doing what our ancestors did’ ...

 

Celebrating history ...

 

Historic designation ...

 

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https://www.enidnews.com/news/cattle-drive-to-celebrate-chisholm-trail-famous-border-town/article_60175892-8f4e-11eb-8672-a7bef59a48ef.html

 

 

Songs from the Nebraska cattle trail to be highlighted at Encounter Center show

 

Earl Horlyk, Sioux City Journal (IA) 

Apr 4, 2021

 

SIOUX CITY -- The Lincoln, Nebraska-based duo Joan Wells and Kris Simon will be presenting "Up the Nebraska Cattle Trail and Songs of the West" as a Betty Strong Encounter Center livestream event.

 

The program will be available at 2 p.m. April 11 at facebook.com/sclandc and siouxcitylcic.com. 

 

In 1867, with a surplus of cattle in Texas, cattle drives brought hundreds of thousands of cattle to Nebraska. Herds were gathered near San Antonio, Texas, and driven up the Western Trail to Ogallala, Nebraska. During these four-month drives, cowboys would pass the time singing life on the trail.

 

Wells, a vocalist and guitarist, and Simon, a vocalist, guitarist, pianist and banjo player, will tell about the cattle drives and the origin of western music while singing the songs of the early-day cowboys...

 

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