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Chisholm Trail

Chisholm Trail
Creator: Kansas Dept. of Transporation
Date: June 07, 1970
An aerial view of the Chisholm Trail south of Caldwell, Kansas in Sumner County.


Jesse Chisholm

Jesse Chisholm
Date: Between 1850s and 1900s
Unmounted tintype portrait of Jesse Chisholm.


Jesse Chisholm

Jesse Chisholm
Date: Between 1865 and 1868
A photograph of Jesse Chisholm, an Indian trader, guide and interpreter. He is best known for being the namesake to the Chisholm Trail, which Texas ranchers used to drive their cattle into Kansas and then ship by rail to eastern markets.


Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.

Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: 1939 December
This map, created by George Allen Root and later reproduced by the Kansas Turnpike Authority, depicts trails, landmarks, and historic sites in the state of Kansas. The original map was compiled by George Allen Root and delineated by W. M. Hutchinson from information obtained from the Kansas State Historical Society.


Main street, Caldwell, Kansas

Main street, Caldwell, Kansas
Date: 1900
This black and white photograph looking north on main street in Caldwell, Kansas. The town located on the Chisholm Trail in Sumner, County, Kansas, was known as the "Border Queen City" during the cow town period because of its location to the Oklahoma border. In 1893 Caldwell, also, became a starting point for the Cherokee Strip Land Run which opened up the Oklahoma Territory for settlement.


Map of a portion of Oklahoma showing the location of the Chisholm Trail

Map of a portion of Oklahoma showing the location of the Chisholm Trail
Creator: Oklahoma State Highway Commission
Date: Between 1936 and 1938
This map of Chisholm Trail shows that portion through Oklahoma with Kansas and Texas borders.


Pipestone Pipe

Pipestone Pipe
Date: 1867-1884
This pipe was given to the donor's father in 1880, while working as a cowboy on the Chisolm Trail. In 1955 the pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The soft fine grained material of pipestone enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into its final shape. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions.


Route of the Chisholm cattle trail in Kansas

Route of the Chisholm cattle trail in Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This map illustrates the Chisholm cattle trail and its route from Abilene, Kansas to Caldwell, Kansas.


Six gun to 61

Six gun to 61
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: 1960
This film by the Kansas Centennial Commission commemorates 100 years of Kansas statehood with an overview of Kansas history. The twenty-five minute film begins with the Louisiana Purchase and ends with President Eisenhower's speech in Abilene, Kansas, in 1959. The film was produced by the University of Kansas Television-Film Center with assistance from the Kansas Historical Society, and it was written and directed by Robert D. Brooks and J. William Walker.


The old Chisholm cattle trail with subsidiary trails in Texas, 1873 / drawn by A. W. Ziegelasch.

The old Chisholm cattle trail with subsidiary trails in Texas, 1873 / drawn by A. W. Ziegelasch.
Creator: Ziegelasch, A. W. (Adrian W.), 1893-1930
Date: [192_?]
Map of Kansas & Indian Territory and most of Colorado & Texas showing cattle trails from Texas to Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. Includes rivers & streams, the Staked Plains, state & territorial boundaries, forts, towns, and the Kansas Pacific Railway. The Chisholm Trail; L.B. Harris New Trail to Ellis; and Overland Cattle Trail for Colorado, Utah & California are also shown.


Trails correspondence

Trails correspondence
Date: 1905-2003
Letters, accounts, correspondence, and reminiscences of trails. Some trails covered are the Chisholm, California, Palo Duro, Jones and Plummer, Oregon, and the Butterfield Overland.


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