Marking the Chisholm Trail
Almost from the day the last steer went up the Chisholm Trail, folks have sought to preserve the stories of the brave men and women of the cattle drive era. Tales of adventure were passed down from ranchers and drovers to the next generation while dime novels sensationalized the cowboy for the nation.
Physical markers began to appear in 1936 when P.P. Ackley and the Texas Longhorn Chisholm Trail Association placed dozens of metal and granite markers up the Chisholm Trail to commemorate its route.
The exact route of the Chisholm Trail may always be debated, but this mobile app is just the latest effort celebrate the legacy of the adventurous cowboys and enterprising cattlemen who blazed this legendary trail.