Chisholm Trail Events
November
15
2014
Grand Opening of the Big Bear Native American Museum
Join us on Saturday, November 15 for the grand opening of the Big Bear Native American Museum. This is a paid-admission museum ($5) showcasing the private, lifetime collection of Native American Leonard 'Big Bear' Beal, Jr. Artifacts from several time periods will be displayed along with stuffed animals depicting natural wildlife scenes. This is one of the few dedicated, free-standing Native American museums in Texas!
November
21
2014
Annual Pioneer Days 2014
Join us for the many activities of our annual Pioneer Days, November 21 and 22, 2014.

Mark your calendar for the Friday & Saturday before Thanksgiving in November each year. Pioneer Days will bring a host of fun, activities, food and music for the whole family at the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum on U.S. Highway 67 in Cleburne on the west side of Lake Pat Cleburne. Planned and unplanned activities throughout the two day event. Phone our Event Coordinator Robert McMinn at 817 240 9535.
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Precinct 1 Commissioner
Feeder trails from Hillsboro and points east arrived here. Often the main trail north to the Kansas railhead would become overcrowded spreading several miles wide. At this point, the trail boss would send his most experienced rider ahead to pick.... Read More
Did you know?
Joseph G. McCoy, a cattle buyer from Illinois, was instrumental in extending the Chisholm Trail from present day Wichita to Abilene, Kansas, to promote and establish cattle markets for thousands of Longhorn cattle from Texas. In 1867, McCoy built stockyards that he advertised throughout Texas.

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