Caldwell, Kansas

The Border Queen

Caldwell, the Border Queen, has seen wild days as a cowtown beside the Chisholm trail, a brief period of booming times during the Oklahoma Land Rush days, and quiet prosperity based on the vast grainfields of Sumner County. Ghostly silhouettes on a hillside south of town give a feeling of the vast herds that moved through here in the nineteenth century.

South of town, a pink granite marker tells the story of the "real" Cherokee Strip and gives another view of the Border Queen.

A rich set of historical markers in downtown Caldwell provides an unusually complete view of a town's past:

 

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September 7, 2000 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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