Longhorn Cattle Drive

Stone marker next to the Gazebo
Downtown Grenola, Elk County


LONGHORN CATTLE DRIVE

1881 TO 1884 GRENOLA, KANSAS BECAME
THE LARGEST SINGLE CATTLE SHIPPING
POINT IN THE UNITED STATES.

THE "SOUTHERN KANSAS RAILROAD" WAS
BUILT BETWEEN THE TWO SMALL TOWNS
OF CANOLA AND GREENFIELD ABOUT 6
MI. APART. THE TWO TOWNS CLOSED
RANKS AND TOOK GRENOLA AS THE CITY
NAME USING THE "GRE" FROM GREENFIELD
AND "NOLA" FROM CANOLA. AS THIS
WAS ABOUT 75 MI. SHORTER DRIVE FOR
THE CATTLE, DROVES BEGAN COMING IN

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June 2, 1997 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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