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Kansas celebrates 150 years of the Chisholm Trail


September 24, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, which served as a cattle pipeline from ranches in Texas to railroads in Kansas.

A herd of longhorn cows with 15 cowboys, five chuck wagons and 40 helpers have driven along a portion of the trail this week. They made appearances near Wellington, Mayfield, Clearwater and at the future site of the Union Stockyards in south Wichita.

The cattle drive began last week in Oklahoma and is ending Saturday 90 miles north to Sedgwick County, the Wichita Eagle reported.

The event is organized by the O-K...

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