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2016 May Pow Wow
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Pow Wow honoring Native American people. May 28, 8am to 6pm, offering demonstrations, vendors, food, songs, dances and ceremonies in.... More
2016 Pioneer Days
Friday, November 18, 2016
Nov 18th and 19th, 2016 13th Annual Pioneer Days featuring historic buildings, Native American museum, cowboys, Terry's Texas Rangers Civil.... More
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08/22/20
GPS: N32* 19.379' W097* 26.947' Please remember:***We are on the west bank of Lake Pat Cleburne right on Hwy 67 just one mile west of Texas Health Hospital!*** GPS Address is: 2929 West Henderson Street, Cleburne, 76033. This is also Hwy 67 outside of town. Don't go to the next town of Keene. Don't go to Hill College on Henderson.... Read More
2016--A History Lesson From RR Tracks
02/07/16
HISTORY LESSON Railroad tracks. This is fascinating. The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Well, because that's the way they built them in England , and English engineers designed the first US railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Because the.... Read More
Johnson County Co-Chair Historians Named
02/06/16
Mollie Mims and Randolph Garner have been officially named Johnson County Co-Chair Historians! Mollie Gallop Bradbury Mims loves to promote local history and currently volunteers for the Layland Museum as an historical researcher. She hosts the Facebook group, Cleburne-Past and Present. Randolph Garner is the local historian at CTOM, retired school superintendent and school master at the Nolan River School..... Read More
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Caddo Peak
To the east of this spot, Caddo Peak rises like a monument to the hardy pioneers who settled in this valley and lived in harmony with the Caddo Indians who cherished the mountain. The town with its main street often.... Read More
Did you know?
Red River (1948), directed by Howard Hawks, is a fictional account of the first drive along the Chisholm Trail, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. The trail is the subject of a country song, Old Chisholm Trail. Among those who have covered the song are Gene Autry, Girls of the Golden West, Michael Martin Murphey,

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