Chisholm Trail Photo Gallery
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Smith Ranch
Settled in the valley below in 1887 and through the years has protected a 25 acre rare native prairie grass preserve. Imagine millions of bison and Longhorn cattle that grazed on this lush grass just as it is today on.... Read More
Did you know?
By 1870 thousands of Texas Longhorn cattle were being driven over the Chisholm Trail to the Union Pacific (later the Kansas Pacific) Railroad shipping center at Abilene. By 1871 as many as 5,000 cowboys were often paid off during a single day. Abilene became known as a rough town in the Old West.

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