The Chisholm Trail


BETWEEN 1867 AND 1876 MORE THAN TWO
MILLION TEXAS LONGHORNS WERE DRIVEN NORTH
PAST HERE TO KANSAS RAILROAD TOWNS FOR
SHIPMENT EAST. AT SLATE CREEK CROSSING
5 MILES NORTHEAST A TRADING POST, 1869,
WAS THE FIRST BUILDING IN SUMNER COUNTY.
OVER THIS TRAIL AFTER IT WAS CLOSED TO
CATTLE CAME MANY OF THE PIONEERS WHO
SETTLED THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY.
THIS SITE WAS GIVEN TO THE CITY OF
WELLINGTON BY FRED ROSE WHO TRAVELED
THE TRAIL AS A CHILD.

Marker given by the Business and Professional Women
and the Daughters of the American Revolution of Wellington
Sumner
Sumner County
County
 
Red stone marker south of US 160
East of Mayfield
Sumner County
 

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July 8, 2000 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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