The Chisholm Trail


In the decades following the Civil War, more than six million cattle were herded out of Texas in one of the greatest migrations of animals ever known. These 19th-century cattle drives laid the foundation for Texas's wildly successful cattle industry and helped elevate the state out of post-Civil War despair and poverty. Today, our search for an American identity continually leads us back to the vision of rugged and independent men and women of the cattle drive era.
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Texas Historical Commission
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