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“Myth and Reality of the Chisholm Trail” presentation by Kathy Dickson, George M. Murrell Home
April 6, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail and learn something new during a presentation on Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 pm. The Friends of the Murrell Home Historic Site in Park Hill will host Kathy Dickson, OHS director of museums and historic sites, as she discusses the “Myth and Reality of the Chisholm Trail” that was named for Cherokee trader Jesse Chisholm. A question and answer session will follow. The presentation is free and open to the public. From 1867 to 1885, millions of Texas longhorns made their way from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail. The cattle trail and its cowboys were already becoming legend as the spectacle of the Chisholm Trail was still unfolding. For the past three years, Dickson has been working with a self-organized group called the Chisholm Trail 150th Coalition. She will provide details of 150th celebration events and the Chisholm Trail badge program, which encourages travel up and down the trail. The coalition created the badge program, the www.chisholmtrail150.org website, and has printed rack cards that have been widely distributed. Please call 918-456-2751 for more information.