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

The Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail is possibly the most famous route in the southern USA along which cattle were driven from Texas ranches where they were reared to Kansas railheads where they were sold and transported away to feed the growing population of the North. It was named after the Scottish-Cherokee trader Jesse Chisholm who used it… Read More

Red River Station

Red River Station is a town which now exists only in the form of a couple of markers and a cemetery. It was once a settlement that had great importance because it was the last stop in Texas on the Chisholm Trail and the last place to buy supplies before Abilene. Even more importantly, close… Read More