The frontier trading post

Trading posts were establishments, usually found at key places on trade routes, where goods were both bought and sold. What was most commonly bought by the posts was a valuable commodity yielded in abundance by the rough country of the frontiers: furs of various animals which had been either hunted or trapped. What was bought… Read More

Many rivers to cross

After the Red River, there were nine more rivers to cross on the Chisholm Trail going to Abilene. Washita River Also spelt Ouachita. This is described as one of the most silt-laden streams in North America and its waters are opaque brown over an unstable mud and sand bed. It’s famous for being the site… Read More